My fellow CISSP and author Walter Jon Williams observed that
Paranoia is not a part of any mindset. It is an illness.
Ah, Walter the literalist!
Yes I agree with what you say but look at it this way
“We’re paid to be paranoid” doesn’t mean we’re ill.
It’s a job.
Now if your job is an obsession, one you take home with you and it interferes with your family life, that you can’t let go, then its an illness whatever it is.
“We’re paid to be paranoid”
Its a job. You don’t pay us Information Security Professionals to be pollyannas, to have a relaxed attitude. Continue reading On ‘paranoia’ – revisiting “Paid to be paraoid”