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- $NEW_JOB Security Guy: We harden all our systems before client delivery!

- Me: Cool! But what happens if you need to apply an update that is tripped by the hardening?

- Security Guy: We don't update our hardened systems! That's why our systems are hardened.

- Me: You... don't update... your systems?

- Security Guy: Nope!

- Me: Ever?

- Security Guy: Ever. They stay that way for the duration of the project.

- Me: Which is...?

- Security Guy: Usually 10 years. 🤦‍♂️

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@ParadeGrotesque I had to read that twice...how is he a security guy if he's ok with not updating a system for 10 years...even I know that's a VERY bad idea...

@mgrondin

I know. I am going to have a little chat with the security guy and his boss soon. I'll let you know how it goes.

(Narrator: "It did not go well")

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