I meant to write about this earlier and forgot. Last week I was listening to the Diane Rehm show on NPR while out for a long run (I am weird and prefer talk radio/podcasts on long workouts). The show was all about cybersecurity. To be honest, the panel was a bit weak (Ravi Pendse from Brown was decent).

When they opened up the phone lines, as you would expect, a lot of consumers called in. I will paraphrase one call a bit..

I don’t really get what the big deal is. If someone uses my Social Security number all I need to do is call my bank and clean it up.

This was prefaced by:

I’ve worked on process control systems for over 20 years, like water treatment and other utilities.

Even the panel had a hard time responding.

(Sorry I don’t have a transcript.)