People are like operating systems
Three reasons people are like operating systems: People and operating systems both: Process Information Store Information Transfer Information Three reasons people are not like operating systems: Technology is predictable and always acts the same. People are not predictable, and their behavior can surprise you. People are adaptable. With that in mind, would you pick a person or an operating system as your last line of defense against a cyber attack? I would pick the human every time! It's adaptability for the win! You see, technology has to be programmed and told what to do, and even machine learning can only take you so far today. If that threat or phishing email is new or slightly different than what you're expecting, your tech might miss it. However, when you give people the proper training, they can figure out that something is phishy even if it's not the same as what you showed them in training. Humans are used to adapting because our world is constantly changing.