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  • CorpSec, Meet InfoSec. (And Vice Versa)

    I once had a neighbor whose dank little basement was finished entirely in particle board. I remember him bragging during a party that the low-density sheets of sawmill shavings were lifted from some poorly monitored warehouse at work. “No one ever goes in there,” he joked, “and these boards would have just been thrown out. So, I figured I’d put ‘em to good use.” Welcome to theft rationalization, New Jersey-style.

  • Open Work Spaces Considered Harmful

    Arguably the best moment of my career was reaching Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs. The award was given during a fancy ceremony, and my wife got a pretty corsage and a bonus check. But what was the real gift that came with this wonderful award? What did the greatest American tech company of all time – the one that brought us lasers, and transistors, and Unix – consider a suitable award? Well, they gave me a private office.