Okay, stay with me here- it’s actually (sorta’) security-related.
I don’t always understand how my brain makes its jump to and from various topics, but I made myself chuckle when I thought of this and so, I have to share it. If you don’t find it entertaining, then feel free to go listen to NPR instead.
Today, someone asked me why I don’t (or haven’t) put much effort in learning the full functions and features of the various vendors’ NAC software we integrate- either endpoint integrity agents, and/or 802.1X supplicants. It’s stuff like this that gets me thinking (yep- watchout!).
And here’s what I discovered in my thoughts…
Software is like a whore. If you pay enough money, you can have it do anything you want. (Which is another reason I have personal feelings about security via software).
I don’t worry about learning the software (agents) as it relates to NAC, because a programmer somewhere can tweak the software (for the right money). If you want your logo to appear- we can make it happen. You want to push the agent down in a package- we can do that too. And so, I’m more interested in the standards, technology and hardware capabilities… you know… the parts with ASICs, ethics and capacitors. ;)
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