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By Dan Hadaway | Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Leave a Comment

We’ve got a birthday coming up . . .


and part of the Wave is Gratitude!
Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . .


BY THE WAY

It is occurring to us that coming up on July 24th, 2015, we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary.


Back on 07/24/2000, everybody was still mad about Y2K, and we were all explaining that “just because you have a firewall on your network it doesn’t mean you are secure.”  At the time, me and the other founders of infotex were guessing the best step into Technology would be in the area of security, not implementation.  My partners were skeptical in my proposition that “Information Security will be the NEXT big technology wave.”

On July 24th, 2000, I had two business cards.  On one of them, my title was “IT Manager” of an accounting firm and, as such, I was taking calls, as an IT Manager, from companies who no longer exist, telling me that if I bought their “box” and installed it on our network, it would make us secure.

On July 24th, 2000, I could not point to 911 as the example of how Awareness Alone can mitigate substantial amounts of risk.

But on July 24th, three CPAs from Kokomo looked forward and partially agreed, “it might not be the next marketing wave, but eventually Information Security will be important for our own Clients.”


So here’s a BIG thank you to Chuck, Ron, and Greg . . . who helped establish and “incubate” infotex.  Yes, information security was not the next big wave, but you did help your Clients get out in front of it!

But I still believe the wave is coming . . . .


Original article by Dan Hadaway CRISC CISA CISM. Founder and Managing Partner, infotex

“Dan’s New Leaf” is a “fun blog to inspire thought in the area of IT Governance.”


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