Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private> Whenever I see something like this I always want to claim "BS", then I think well how non PC of me this security professional did his job so james bondish maybe uncle sam should hire him. Being retired military (22 years) I know that some of what he said could be true and perhaps with the clintonization that occurred it could actual of happened. Nuff said imply what thy will. -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 2:53 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] [TSCM-L] Security? Huh! [I saw this on another list that I am on (and recommend) and I thought you all might be interested in reading this. - WK] ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 01:03:36 -0500 From: Steve Uhrig <steveat_private> To: tscm-lat_private Subject: [TSCM-L] Security? Huh! This is something I posted to a Minox list when we got off on a security tangent. LX = the model of Minox camera I carry always. If anyone attempts to do penetration studies like this, make CERTAIN the person who hired you is instantly available by telephone, AND you carry the original of a dated and signed authorization specifically detailing why you are there and that you are authorized to do anything or possess anything in fulfillment of your contract. You do not want to spend a day in the local lockup while you wait for your lawyer to track down your client. I can promise you no one else will care nor will the system care in the slightest about contacting your client or taking care of medical needs or anything like that. ==================== I did a penetration study of a government facility within the last several days (no clues when or where). They knew it was going down on that day, but not by whom. I had not been in the building in months. They made a big show of checking my boot heels for the metal taps which of course tripped the metal detector, my largish belt buckle, X-rayed my aluminum cane, completely missed my black LX as I wrapped it in what looked like a well used handkerchief in their little wicker basket and none of them would lower themselves to inspect it. That LX could have been my Case pocket knife or, God forbid, a box cutter or nail file. [...] - 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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