Each Christmas, Alan Stockey pens a seasonal poem with a security flavour. This year’s is taken from his practical book of cats…
Integrity – The Missing Cat!
Integrity’s the missing cat, he’s called the fatal flaw
The information element, who can defy the law
Conundrum of the I.C.O, the auditor’s despair
For when you check the database, integrity’s not there!
Integrity, integirty, there’s nothing like inrtgerty
He’s broken every spelling rule, 4th law of data privacy
His powers of gullibility would make a Care Bear stare
For when you check your client list, integrity’s not there
You may seek him out in inventories, or Sharepoints far and near
But I tell you once and once again, integrity’s not there
Integrity’s a cunning cat, he’ll have you suckered in
And not planning for this issue is the season’s deadly sin!
Professional’s all spend their loot on brothers from his litter
Continuity and secrecy who’s standing is now fitter
His secret’s often hidden, no automation here
No incidents reported, he’s really not a peer
Integrrty, integrity, there’s nothing like integrity
For he’s a fiend of C.I.A, the shadow of security
You seek him out in spreadsheets, and in accounts at end of year
But when you need integrity, intgreity’s not there!
Integrity, Integrity, there’s no one like integrtiy
There never was more likely cat to bring DPA penalty!
With apologies to T.S Eliot