Monday, August 16, 2010

Elegance in Brevity

It seems to be a common misconception that in order for a solution to be value-add and useful, it must be cumbersome and complex. I'm not sure why this is, as in practice, I've found this to be quite the opposite. There is elegance -- and usefulness -- in brevity. For example, many cyber security teams struggle with what information they should share/pass around to other teams to be good netizens and collaborators. Well, for starters, why not pass around malicious domain names and malicious code MD5 hashes? True, this is not the whole kit and caboodle and doesn't tell the whole story, but if we all shared even just those two pieces of data, wouldn't we be better off as a community?

Some interesting food for thought.

No comments:

Post a Comment