We are in a state of deep technical debt in security, and there’s no hiding it. Almost all of the threats our peers were warning management about a decade ago are now the realities we face on a daily basis. Because security wasn’t seen as essential — and because the pipeline wasn’t created in colleges and universities — we’re facing a hiring shortage today. Perhaps most importantly, since no education can prepare a student for the real world, training is our only option to fix the problem.
Only a few organizations can afford to pay the salaries required to hire the top talent in our field. The rest of us need to train people internally and help our new hires develop the skills we need them to have. Using training and promotion as an incentive to hire and retain employees seems to be a logical solution — even if it’s going to take long-term planning to make it effective.
I find it incredible that the Telemedia Act, as enacted, claimed to be an implementation of Directive 2000/31/EC - the e-commerce directive - and yet appears to primarily be in use as a method of rent-seeking by unscrupulous individuals. The scope of the Directive (and thus the intended scope of implementing laws) is on the sale and supply of goods and services in the online sphere.
Secondly, and having said the above, I still do not agree with your initial contention. It is my opinion that the hugely restrictive German definition of personal and household activity (doubtless emanating from the critical overreach of the Telemedia and the Abmahnung) is not one which has any reasonable prospect of being adopted widely by other DPAs or by the ECJ. The ECJ has given no support to the idea that website takes on the characteristics of a commercial activity merely by being related to the site-owners profession. Nor has the ECJ given any support to the idea that merely publishing to a publicly-accessible website would be beyond the boundaries of what is considered “personal”; if this were the case, then why provide a personal activity exemption at all?
Octavia E. Butler, a groundbreaking African-American science fiction writer who would have turned 71 on Friday, was honored with a Google Doodle that celebrates her contributions to the literary world.
Butler was one of the first writers in science fiction — traditionally dominated by white male authors — to include diverse protagonists in her stories, and was widely admired for evocatively exploring hierarchies and human flaws in her work.
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Yesterday after lunch, I found myself standing in the parking lot soaking in the sunshine, while staring at the water feature, and listening to the birds call to each other from the trees. It was a moment of zen and at that moment I regretted that I could not have more time to enjoy it.