has been involved in IT security for 30 years. Founder of Infowar.com
, currently he is chairman of the board at Mobile Active Defense
. An avid fan of Canada and Canadians, he’s speaking at SC Congress Canada in May
, and Secur-IT got an opportunity to speak with him prior.
“In IT we’re having trouble – both federal government and corporate organizations – finding the right people to do the job. It’s a major problem.”
What are we doing wrong? First, a little back-story.
In 1969 Schwartau decided he didn’t want to go to MIT or Cal Tech. Instead, he wanted to work at Bell Labs. So he went to the AT&T HR department, and began completing various tests.
“Yes I know calculus and speak English,” he said. “I was willing to move from Manhattan to New Jersey, going to work part time and school under their tutelage.”
For the final test the HR lady brought out a 2049-pair, 4-inch cable and asked, “What colours are these?”