Re: [ISN] WWW.huh?: You Are the First Line of Defense

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Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 23:46:57 PDT

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    Forwarded by: An anonymous DoD person...
    The fact that Government computers can track everything you do is
    *absolutely* no joke. I work for the United States Navy, and a friend
    of mine was sending email to an old flame using excite web-based
    email. Well, about twenty minutes later, his fiance comes in and
    throws the same email he wrote in his face.
    It was a big reminder to me that Uncle Sam watches and monitors
    *everything* - remotely too - even web based email services, etc.
    Another case that was similar - a supervisor was repremanded for
    sending encrypted email out of Navy computers. Guess he pissed off the
    IT's (whom they affectionatly call themselves the 'Gate Keepers').
    Anyway, just some food for thought.
    - Anonymous
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: William Knowles <wkat_private>
    To: InfoSec News <isnat_private>
    Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 2:01 AM
    Subject: [ISN] WWW.huh?: You Are the First Line of Defense
    > By Steve Hara
    > American Forces Press Service
    > WASHINGTON, June 25, 2001 -- Defense Department computer security
    > systems and specialists foiled nearly 22,500 would-be intruders in
    > 1999 and 24,500 in 2000. There's no let-up in sight.
    > Special agent Jim Christy said he and others on his law enforcement
    > staff are in a "growth business" chasing hackers and spies and running
    > other criminal activities to ground. As representatives of the Office
    > of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control,
    > Communications and Intelligence, they also counsel DoD employees on
    > being an effective first line of defense instead of the weakest link.
    > When he discusses computer security, Christy said, he drives home that
    > average folks aren't expected to mount an ironclad defense. Rather, he
    > stressed, they can do simple things that make life harder for bad guys
    > -- and stop doing simple things that make life easy for them.
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