Aqua Vitae: The Water of Life presented at SourceDublin 2015

by Martin Mckeay,

Summary : Whiskey is just like security.
This statement might be a slight bit of hyperbole, but there are a certain number of parallels that can be drawn between the the processes that go into distilling this wondrous amber liquid and a security industry that is just starting to reach a level of maturity where it's starting to become an integral part of business. While not a perfect analogy, we'll be exploring the steps that go into making whiskey, from the process of making the mash through the aging process and finally to how it's consumed. Whether it's your personal career or where security is going as a there's something to be learned from the process.
And some days you just need a little whiskey to help you recover after a long day of fighting cyber warfare.