Must-read piece by Bruce Schneier on what he calls The Security Mindset.
Security requires a particular mindset. Security professionals — at least the good ones — see the world differently. They can’t walk into a store without noticing how they might shoplift. They can’t use a computer without wondering about the security vulnerabilities. They can’t vote without trying to figure out how to vote twice. They just can’t help it.
And it seems that someone across the lake at UW is trying to teach it, and the students are blogging about it. Very cool.