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Re: Separations of Duties

I don't get into semantics. I think that if one has been around in cyber security and has accumulated a reasonable amount of experience, then the terminology should be very intuitive. Cybersecurity professionals should also be engaged enough to know in which direction the US federal government is headed with this initiative.

I have learned to just save my breath with some respondents. Picking wisely whom you converse with can save one a lot of stress.
Lamont Robertson
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Re: Separations of Duties

> Lamont29 (Contributor II) posted a new reply in Career on 08-04-2018 02:30 PM in

> I don't get into semantics. I think that if one has been around in cyber
> security and has accumulated a reasonable amount of experience, then the
> terminology should be very intuitive.

"Don't get me started on intuitive. You know what's intuitive? Fear of heights.
Everything else we call intuitive took years of practice."
- Donald A. Norman in RISKS 22.02

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Re: Separations of Duties

This is important!

It’s one thing to nitpick over a spelling mistake (especially since I use my phone with occasionally hilarious substitutions by autocorrect). It’s another thing to use vague terminology.

I don’t mind someone getting their thoughts out and using incorrect or vague terminology. But then, I would make it a point of discussion before we move on.

I think previously, I made a point about using the term “Gateway,” which was used differently by network appliance folks and network-aware applications. It’s even worse for me having been in the military with acronyms. Even in context, I have problems trying to “decrypt” acronyms. Take for example SDR, or Software Defined Radio. Even in the context of talking about signals, my brain first goes to Surveillance Detection Route, and then to several other things having nothing to do with radios.

Language is the way we communicate ideas to others. It’s important that we communicate the ideas reliably. That often means agreeing to what terms mean, and possibly redefining them over time.