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Ike was right about security

Jun 13, 20121 min
Data and Information SecurityIT Leadership

If anyone in history could be expected to preach security at all costs, it’s Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower. War and security were his life as the 34th president of the United States and the five-star general who planned and supervised the D-Day operation during WW II.  Yet he was the president who warned against the military-industrial complex.

He’s also the Cold War-era NATO commander who compared total security to prison life.

Next time someone tells you the TSA or similar organizations have to do what they do to keep us safe or that the government simply must tap our phone and Internet lines to stop terrorists, just show them this quote from the late general:

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”