Forwarded by: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private> > Forwarded by: C. L. Staten <sysopat_private> > > http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/netinf/article/0,,11962_795451,00.html > > By Eva Marer > July 2, 2001 > > Every morning, Gregor Bailar, executive vice president of operations and > technology and CIO of NASDAQ, pores over the previous day's security > report. "We have hundreds of different types of hacking and other > security attempts in any given week," he says. > > At the moment, Bailar's not so much worried about a breach of NASDAQ's > trading system -- a private network of computers secured behind a tank > embankment wall -- but about the potential damage in dollars and > investor confidence should one of the exchange's public Web sites go > down. Should? Wonder if he had any comments for when it DID. http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/1999/09/15/www.nasdaq-amex.com/ Interesting to note that this page has since been 'retired' and asks the user to choose www.nasdaq.com or www.amex.com. Name: nasdaq-amex.com Address: 22.214.171.124 Name: nasdaq.com Addresses: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 Name: amex.com Address: 184.108.40.206 These machines are all on the same network and could very well be virtually hosted off a single machine. > Like many senior technologists, Bailar makes decisions about risk > management every day. Unlike most CIOs, however, he's got the backing to > make his decisions stick. Those resources include two dedicated security > teams, a direct pipeline to national security personnel, armed security > guards, and a total budget of $450 million. All of these resources didn't stand up to a couple defacers.. > Bailar shakes his head at the way companies leave themselves open for > attack. But in a way it's understandable, says Savage. "A lot of Ironic.. > Eva Marer is a freelance reporter based in New York who writes for CIN, > an internet.com site where this story first appeared. She covers > investments, personal finance, and corporate technology issues for a > variety of trade and consumer magazines. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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