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9/28/2015
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Brian Moore
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Comic: Playing In The Sandbox

Increased use of sandboxes as a security measure may force more users to put on sunscreen at work.

This is what happens when your security team takes itself too seriously.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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jastroff
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jastroff,
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10/2/2015 | 1:36:31 PM
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Why am I thinking Facebook or one of those places has a sandbox.

Way back in the land before PCs, the Columbia University Computer Center had a ping pong table which the Director  encouraged us to use

Not that big a stretch to get to a sandbox today.
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zerox203,
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9/30/2015 | 9:47:38 PM
Re: Playing In The Sandbox
We all know Security people who take themselves too seriously. While we're pretty unlikely to see the literal sandbox any time soon, no doubt we all know guidelines that were interpreted literally that probably ought not to have been. 100% uptime, anyone? What I also find relateable is the image of the guy getting up from his desk, looking all serious, when the desk itself makes you want to laugh at him. I think we're all familiar with that, too.

As for a literal sandbox in my office? Yeah, sure, why not. It serves the same role as a stress ball, right?
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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9/30/2015 | 7:41:07 PM
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I agree. I wouldn't be worried about the computer at all if I had an ocean view office...sand or no sand.
impactnow
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9/30/2015 | 5:43:54 PM
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I don't know if the sand came with a view of the beach in Maui I could think of worse problems!
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 2:33:23 PM
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Dumping the sand out of your shoes every evening before your drive home from work would grow to be tiresome quickly... ;)
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 2:31:59 PM
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I think it would be great, as long as I could get a fruity drink with an umbrella in it...
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impactnow,
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9/29/2015 | 11:56:15 AM
Re: Office?

No man or woman is an island especially in the case of security. This may however offer break time recreation and ammunition for heated discussions. Sunburn may not be the only concern.

Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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9/29/2015 | 6:14:56 AM
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Might not be a bad idea for a few offices to help ease off tension. Not sure it would be great for productivity though...
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