Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My Day

Michael Farnum wrote about his talk to Alert Logic. He was talking to the sales staff about what a typical SMB Security Managers day looks like. I wish more people knew what our days look like. I especially enjoyed the maybes beside Lunch and Drive Home. I can't recall the number of times that I've missed lunch and putting my girls to bed because of work. I really don't think that most people realize all that we have to do each day. Especially those of us in the SMB world. One person working in a department such as security (and often, as in my case, one person doing most everything IT related). I'm amazed at the number of people who either email, call or come to my desk and expect me to drop everything to fix their problem. Sometimes they are justified but most times they are petty and surely don't justify me dropping everything. Yet, the user often thinks that because their mouse ball needs cleaning that I don't have anything better to do.

If Michael doesn't mind I may just post his "typical" day on my door and maybe even email it to everyone in my company. Maybe I'll get some peace and quiet then. Nah, it'll never happen.

1 comment:

Michael R. Farnum said...


I sympathize with your plight, my friend. And the list is yours if you want it.


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