The recent announcement of a third major retailer that has lost credit card information drives home several points I've tried to make over the years. Security cannot be an afterthought. Some of the complaints I've heard many a time is that security "gets in the way", or "doesn't make money, we can just absorb the cost."
So, yesterday I published a book via Amazon's direct publishing program for the first time. It's fiction, has absolutely nothing to do with system administration, but it works for me. I consider it a pointer to how sometimes a project can take a very long time. I worked on this book for around twenty years.