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IDG Contributor Network: Why desensitization is ruining your security strategy (part 1)

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 2, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    The booms rustled me from my sleep, and the resulting shockwaves communicated something bad was happening. I immediately sat up in bed, conducted a quick self-assessment, and made sure my CHU (containerized housing unit) mate, and I were not injured. My second combat tour in Iraq and rarely did bombings or mortar attacks disturb me any longer. They had become a fact of life and when they happened (not if they happened) if you were alive at the end you only continued operations; it was just another day at the office.

    This particular incident seemed unusually disturbing and subsequently I got up out of bed and decided to see if my F.O.B. (Forward Operating Base) had been hit. After a quick perusal outside I determined that everything was OK and went back to sleep. All this happened in a matter of fact manner that suggested I had become desensitized to the realities of war.

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