Forwarded from: "Everist, Benjamin S. (NASWI)" <EveristBat_private> ISN wrote: " "The advantage of a homogeneous environment, or more of a mono-culture, is it's much easier to manage. You train your people in a particular system, and they manage that system, they know all the security settings, you run tools to make sure they lock it down." " --kind of like McDonalds "trains" their hamburger techs to flip burgers, and the pickle techs to administer pickle usage. Can this kind of factory-line mentality really work for IT? Taking the analogy further, suppose we say McDonalds represents the ideal in homogenous environments and streamlined processes. What else can we inherit from this model? Rapid turnovers, poorly educated, under paid and over stressed employees, and indifferent service? A real security win, there. But what I like least about the homogenous environment is its failure to realize the value of a diversity of tools for a diversity of tasks. If all of my people are trained in only one tool, what happens when my needs change? /R, Benjamin Everist - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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