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After posting about "Zero Trust" yesterday and reading hundreds of replies, I think I understand and agree with the reasons people hate buzzwords. Usually it means vendors are co-opting a great idea (that can't always even be made into a product) and advertising the hell out of it to your c-suite execs / slapping the buzzword on every product in their catalogue.
But then this morning I read what sounds to me like a new stupid buzzword: "Detection-as-Code". I even commented my skepticism. I already do this at my job every day and it doesn't need a name.
Then I kept thinking about it. I will pre-emptively apologize for the showerthought-esque idea I'm about to pose:
Right now some of the people on my team happen to know python. Python devs weren't hired. But automation is really important, and here I am drafting slides to explain to execs in my org why we should use and focus on detection / automation.
If vendors invent a stupid new name for this and spend millions marketing it to my c-suite execs, yeah maybe I'll have to push my code through some stupid framework sold via this "Detection-as-Code" buzzword. But maybe it also means people will be purposely hired with Python skills. And perhaps it means I don't need to hope and pray my slides can convince the powers that be to approve processes we want to apply new automated approaches to.
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