Just Look On The Blind Side

Change seems to happen when you least expect it. No matter how hard you try to plan things out there’s always something that pops up out of left field and throws your world into chaos. You never really can know what tangled mess you’re going to face each day. Expect the unexpected—that’s life.

One minute you click a link for Mario Kart on Facebook, the next thing you know your account has been hacked. Now your personal info has been stolen and you’re locked out. Ooops!

Your whole world just changed by one simple click. Damn you Mario Kart, why must you be so addicting?! (It really is, I can vouch for that—welcome to my childhood)

Sometimes it’s not even your fault. Several universities got hacked this summer with thousands of students and employee records getting stolen. Bet they didn’t see that one coming!

Not all change is as dramatic as identity theft. Change can be as close to home as a simple UI redesign in your favorite social network or the email client you use all day. Maybe the website your company uses? Even so, little changes can have a big impact on your daily life. The point is when things change, can you deal?

Things can’t stay the same forever. They call that a rut. Who knew living in the past could get you nowhere? Change is inevitable—websites change, systems change, people change. Each day comes with new advances in technology, malware, even people. You have to adapt.

Gartner predicts 2012 to be big on social and mobile. Forrester says cybercrime is on the rise and going to make our lives ‘interesting’ (to say the least). Change is coming. Are you ready for it?

Scott Cornell

When he’s not knee deep in blogging and all things tech, Scott spends his free time playing ultimate Frisbee and watching foreign films. An expert in emerging tech trends, Scott always has his ear to ground for breaking news related to IT security.