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Quotes of the Day for 21 January 2001 – Security

Random disasters, whether naturally occurring like earthquakes, volcanoes, or hurricanes or manmade like wars, drunk drivers, or vandalism make us mindful of how little Security we have on this mortal coil. I am particularly mindful of this since one of my servers was "compromised" a couple of days ago, and I've been burning the midnight oil reinstalling the operating system and applying a mind-numbing series of "security upgrades." I know I'm much safer now, I was happier before.

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The quotes:

There is no security on this earth. There is only opportunity.
     - Douglas MacArthur

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
     - James F. Byrnes

It is the risk element which ensures security. Risk brings out the ingenuity and resourcefulness which ensure success.
     - Robert Rawls

The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
     - William O. Douglas

A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
     - Grace Murray Hopper


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