The death of information security luminary Earl Eugene Schultz, Jr. this past weekend is something I’m covering as a news item. But I feel the need to come on here and say a few personal words.
First, a song I think is appropriate:
To Gene’s friends and family, I want to extend my deepest condolences for your loss. I didn’t know him as well as you did, but he was kind and helpful to me the few times I met him.
He always broke complex issues down in terms I could understand, and he did so with kindness in his voice every time. He made me just a little bit smarter, and there’s no doubt he had the same impact on countless others.
In my CSOonline Salted Hash security blog, I’m seeing comments that note the deep faith he had:
“Gene is in heaven, with Jesus; and will forever be; about this, I have no doubt,” wrote Harvey Nus.
Another wrote: “Gene was a strong believer in the Lord, for this we can rejoice that he is in the best hands and free from anymore pain. In the end, this is what matters most, more than his INFOSEC knowledge or his contribution to our field. He was one of the kindest, humorous people that I have ever worked for and a great mentor. We are all blessed to have had him pass through our lives.”
I think those words speak volumes.
Peace be with you all at what I know if a difficult time.