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We were talking about Visio diagrams the other day, spurred on by bobo’s “I hate Visio” statement, made while trying to use the damn program. Some files were exchanged, and I came across this one in my doc directory while saving and looking at the file I had been sent. I had forgotten all about it, but it was a slide I used to use to discuss with folks on understanding the value of their information, and defining policy vs. throwing technology at information security (which is what most places do, sadly).

I won’t get into too much, because it can be boring. There was one C-level I will never forget, though. He looked at the diagram and asked what company made the “Blanky” firewall.

I said “Well, Linus, of course.”

He paused for a second, and then his eyes lit up and he said “Oh! It’s an open-source thing!”

*sigh*

I did giggle a little, but he left it at that, and when I explained it a couple slides later, the lights came on again for the right reason (thankfully).

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