Justin Warren’s Laws of IT

These are things I’ve observed often enough that they may as well be physical laws.

Many of these are jokes.

Zeroth Law

Everything is a people problem.

First Law

People will ignore the zeroth law and blame technology at every opportunity, further reinforcing the zeroth law.

Second Law

After every security breach that receives significant media attention, the breached organisation will issue a public statement containing the phrase “We take security seriously.” This law also holds if the word ‘security’ is replaced by ‘privacy’.

Say the line, Bart! meme. The line is "We take security seriously.

Third Law

Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.


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