Never did I ever think that I would ever title a message to InfoSec News like that, but there is about three basic comments I want to put out there for everyone to think about. Asymmetric Warfare... The U.S. military's working definition of asymmetric warfare says that "adversaries are likely to attempt to circumvent or undermine strengths while exploiting its weaknesses, using methods that differ significantly from the usual mode of operations." recent Joint Staff definition opines that asymmetric warfare consists of "unanticipated or non-traditional approaches to circumvent or undermine an adversary's strengths while exploiting his vulnerabilities through unexpected technologies or innovative means." As security professionals we are all too aware that all of our networks just aren't as secure as they could be, and our new enemy also knows this, many of my contacts in government and military that have taking the brief moment to write me are asking me to get this message out, that there is a likelyhood that future terrorist attacks might aim for critical infrastructure, and that we should all be looking for behavior that is out of the norm and to do our best to really start locking things down a bit more than we would have two weeks ago. Special Operations Warrior Foundation http://www.specialops.org/ The mission of the Warrior Foundation is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations Forces who are killed in the line of duty. Its of my opinion (and others) that the special operations community will likely be the ones conducting the majority of military assaults on terrorist camps and if you are like me, you have either donated blood or have tried to, contributed money to one of the many relief organizations and maybe you are looking for other ways to help, I would ask that you maybe look at this above link. The Red Cross The Red Cross in New York has all the technical help it needs, and then some, according to a message today from the agency. http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/170125.html "What we thought would be sent to five or six people has made it from sea to shining sea, awesome is the power of the Internet. What we really need most at the moment is time... time to sort through what has been offered and to reassess our needs," said Leo in his canned response. Besides having fulfilled its current need for technical help, the New York field office has also assembled all the volunteer staff it needs. According to a message at its site, "the American Red Cross in Greater New York is currently at full staff and does not require any more human resource at this time." Also the ISN bot is in the process of being tweaked to help out on finding more open source information on information security, cyberterrorism, cryptography, conferences, and yes a little humor to help us all in conquering this new and still being better defined enemy that we'll do our collective best in defeating. I should also add that I am getting closer to putting C4I.org on its own box, and soon I will be able to offer digests of ISN mail since I understand the viewpoint of getting too much information and wanting to unsubscribe from the list because of it. Cheers! William Knowles wkat_private - 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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