InfoSec needs a reputation overhaul

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I was in a medical office the other day, and when the doctor came into the room, he needed to unlock his phone to contact a pharmacy.  I couldn’t help but notice that his home screen had a photo of an infant.  It was an adorable infant, and I asked “how old is your child?”  The doctor reflexively answered, “10 months”, but then became a bit shocked, and asked me ‘how do you know I have a child?”
I confessed that I saw it on his home screen on his phone.  I told him that I worked in cybersecurity, to which he responded, “oh, you guys steal everything”.  Ouch!  Now, the shock was shifted to me.  A bit embarrassed, I apologized for being such a snoop, but it…

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