coondoggie writes: "While complaints can be heard far and wide that it's hard to find the right IT security experts to defend the nation's cyberspace, the real problem in hiring security professionals is the roadblocks put up by lawyers and human resources personnel and a complete lack of understanding of geek culture, says security consultant Winn Schwartau.
Take Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who has said the country can't find the right people for network defense. The real problem is a misunderstanding of computer geeks, their personalities, habits and their backgrounds, said Schwartau today during his talk at the Hacker Halted information security conference"
coondoggie writes: "NASA's always interesting CIO today posted a tribute to Geeks.
Linda Cureton, who defined herself as NASA's "Geek CIO" in the post stated: "From his book Leading Geeks, Paul Glen defines [Geeks] as '... the highly intelligent, usually introverted, extremely valuable, independent-minded, hard-to-find, difficult-to-keep technology workers who are essential to the future of the organization." Another characteristic of Geeks, according to Glen is that they lots of love, caffeine, carbohydrates, and saturated fat.' " You know you’re a Geek if ” you see the world in 4K pages. you have an iPhone, a blackberry, an iPad, a laptop, a PC, and a MAC."