Posted by: kenwbudd | July 3, 2010

Sun Tzu and Information Security

InfoSec and Sun Tzu

“The (Sun Tzu) Art of War teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.”

“Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle.”

Sun Tzu – The Art of War

“Sun Tzu was an ancient Chinese military general and strategist who is traditionally believed to have authored The Art of War, an influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy considered to be a prime example of Taoist thinking.”

Tzu’s treatise on strategy, “The Art of War” is available in all shapes and sizes, translated by dozens of scholars. Further, it has been translated or adapted to be made relevant to all walks of life including managerial strategy, achieving life goals, spirituality, writing and more.

Given the writing deals more with the mindset, logistics and strategy of war, it is possible to apply many of its concepts to almost any facet of life. The book is a fascinating read and highly recommended for people of all ages, profession or culture.

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