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Today I'm starting to believe I'm living a Dilbert cartoon. There is a thing on Working remotely using sensitive documents (fair enough). There is a policy on using certain bit of licened software (fair enough). There is a policy coming in re: the intranet, follow the specs they want a personal email or phone number ok, but in the confidentiality policy which says don't use personal emails, phone numbers.
The greatest thing is I am having work on something that is not covered by the rules!
Our cyber security department (relatively new) is making life rather inconvenient in ridiculous places. My supposition is that they need to appear to be busy on a continuous basis. It must be working - they're department is almost as large as IT (new hiring) whilst real IT has actually shrunk a bit.
They stick there nose in where it doesn't belong (and I'm perfectly willing to slap their nose).
In particular, their work success seems to be involved with how much more work they can give to other people.
It's not about being senior. I supervise no one. Have no authority over anyone.
I do write very robust code that, in partnership with another developer, basically runs the companies infrastructure and a good part of the business.*
You need to nurture a reputation. You do a good job and do it right the first time. You don't duck responsibilities if you create a bug (gives your word validity for plausible deniability). You also give them the impression, ever so slightly, that you'd pack and go without a blink of an eye.**
* recent attempts by management to outsource worked out "poorly".
** you have enough of a nest egg and fixed income to get by, forever