Inspired by a rough quote by a colleague, exact citation from PROCESSOR.com:
“When information security experts get on stage at industry conferences, one of their favorite analogies to trot out is that of sports car brakes. The question theyâ€™ll pose is: â€œWhat is the purpose of brakes on a sports car?â€ The obvious answer is â€œTo stop the car,â€ but the real answer they are looking for is â€œTo enable the car to safely go faster.â€
Like brakes on a sports car, information security and security monitoring allow IT departments to employ cutting-edge technologies to make the business more successfulâ€”to â€œgo fasterâ€â€”while mitigating the risks of doing so.”
I like that approach. It’s an excellent analogy – we often struggle to get that point across with customers and are perceived as a burden on projects instead.
To make the point more obvious:
“There is apparently an academic named Gordon Tullock at George Mason University who insists that we would all drive much more safely if we attached a big spike to the steering wheel and point it directly at our chest.”