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Google Apps' Security Chief is a Magician/mentalist; Why Security is Google's Achilles Heel Part V
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2010-01-05 22:04
Only Google would think it was a good idea to have a Director of Security for Google Apps, Eran Feigenbaum, who is also a professional magician/mentalist. A ValleyWag post first spotlighted this frightening irony/bad joke.
Let's review what a magician and mentalist does:
Security is very serious business. Given that Google arguably has collected and stored more recent private information... on more people without their meaningful permission... than any entity in the world... one would think that Google would treat security as very serious business too.
People want real security, not the illusion of security. Security is deadly serious; its not for show.
What is most disturbing about Google's judgment here is that this is not an isolated issue undermining confidence in Google's committment to security; see the other parts of the series on "Why Security is Google's Achilles Heel," to learn how this is part of a broader disturbing pattern of Google not taking security seriously.