Defining Control Security

This post first appeared on the Waterfall Security Solutions Blog July, 2018

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” – Socrates (470 – 399 B.C.)

Definitions are important – good ones shape our understanding of concepts while poor ones impair that understanding. Consider the definition:

pen: a tube of ink with a tiny ball bearing at the tip

How useful is that definition? If we give the definition to a non-English-speaker, would it seem like a word worth remembering? Consider a different definition: