This proverb as a poster was given to my daughter and I haven’t agreed with anything more than this(along with the proverbs in the series! :))
If only most of the world were to follow this – if only.. how would the world be if there were a lot less of talking and more observing?
I am sure many or all of us have been caught in circular conversations – wherein we say one thing to person( as a “secret”!) and that person tells the same thing to another person(as a secret again :)) and by the end, everybody knows the “secret” and the first person comes and asks you “Can’t you just keep a secret?” and you wonder “Why didn’t I just keep my mouth shut in the first place?”
Social media may be a powerful tool today to spread messages around but the human mouth is the always strongest news spreader! 🙂 And to top it all, it cannot be documented too. Sometimes, news spreads like wildfire just by a word of mouth.
Which is why in Information security, the weakest link in any security perimeter is always the human factor(or the human mouth in our case!) How is this even possible – you might think – we have the greatest firewall, anti-virus software and all the security safeguards and we might still get hacked. How? Because some person, might have the leaked the password to a database to another person and this might have landed in the wrong person’s hands. If only, they kept their mouth shut and did not tell the password…if only…
In an ideal world our mouths would be shut at incorrect times and our eyes would be open all the time… 🙂 but since we are all mere mortals, we could try and follow the proverb to the best of our efforts by talking less and observing more!
This post is for alphabet ‘K’ for the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge. The previous post can be found here.
Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA. She has written blogs for Simplilearn, Whizlabs software, InfoSec institute and Jigsaw academy. She has created e-learning videos for Whizlabs software and Twenty19.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂