Bruce Schneier posted some interesting article titled "Inside the Twisted Mind of the Security Professional". [more]
Towards the end of the article he states "If more people had a security mindset, services that compromise privacy wouldn't have such a sizable market share -- and Facebook would be totally different. Laptops wouldn't be lost with millions of unencrypted Social Security numbers on them, and we'd all learn a lot fewer security lessons the hard way. The power grid would be more secure. Identity theft would go way down. Medical records would be more private." He goes on to say, "the security mindset is a valuable skill that everyone can benefit from, regardless of career path."
For the full article, visit http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2008/03/securitymatters_0320