Bob's Blog - December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020

FireEye is one of the world’s largest cyber security firms. Located in Washington D.C., this company has a number of government clients. FireEye just let it be known that they were hacked. Wow! This is a more than a little disconcerting, right? In order to protect your information, you sign up for protection from a security firm that cannot completely protect itself?! Yikes! It’s like having a fire burn down the local fire department.

This is what keeps me a bit skittish about autonomous vehicles. Sure, statistically they are probably safer than some of the human drivers out there (what Brainiac thought that legalizing weed was a good idea?), but the idea that the vehicle that is transporting me and my family can get hacked, and I can’t do a thing about it, certainly gives me some pause before I jump on that bandwagon.

We live with insurance. This is something relatively new in the history of our world. Think about it. We buy coverage for our homes, cars, life, health, disability, travel, accidents, crops, and death. Therefore, we are accustomed to the notion that we are safe because we think that insurance protects us. But, who protects the insurance company? What if the insurance company goes bankrupt? My point is, there is no such thing as being completely protected in this life by things in this life. You have one and only one absolute hope, and that is Christ.

Jesus said about himself, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, … who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. … I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:8, 17b-18)

If you are going to trust your soul to someone, wouldn’t it make sense to entrust it to Christ? Jesus will never get hacked.

Grace and peace,