Have You Been Bribed In The Security Industry?

This tweet raises an interesting question:

How common are bribes in the security industry?

This is not something talked or bragged about often, unless you are a trade magazine editor (where bribes are de rigeuer).

No one has ever attempted to bribe me at IPVM but I presume that's because (1) fear of us publishing it (which we would be happy to do) and (2) because I don't get out much making a bribe by email necessary (yet insane).

But I can imagine that many end users and consultants would be tempting targets for bribes / kickbacks, etc.

It would be helpful if we can exchange some experiences about bribes in the industry.

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