Guess or Know?

by kriggins on March 7, 2012

in Uncategorized

Stanford, and other colleges, have started offering some courses online for free. You can see one such portal here. I have started one and a couple others are starting soon. Very good stuff.

Anywho, Several of us were talking on Twitter this morning about a couple of them and the following exchange occurred.

That got me to thinking a little bit about guessing and keeping quiet.

How often in our efforts as security professionals do we guess we know something and don't ask a question?

How often do we assume somebody else knows something and don't offer a comment or provide information?

I know that I have been guilty of both on more occasions than I can count and will be guilty of both many more times in the future.

However, I'm going to work on getting better. Like my tweet above says, it's better to know than to guess.

Which brings up another point. Please folks, don't get offended or snotty when somebody tells you something you already know. That's just rude, particularly, when they have your best interests in mind.

What do you think?

-Kevin

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