Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private> In regards to this item. There is a security course of instruction the Chief identified taught there and I an a few others developed it. It is based on dare I say this "Government standards" when developed it met all NSTISSI requirements for security fundamentals. If it has deteriorated since then it is due to the fact that the government is losing all of the truly dedicated to open market. In fact there are numerous government (US Navy) coi's for information security Advanced Network Administrator (heavy focus on security) Network security vulnerability Technician (NSVT) ISSM And if the individual has a problem with security DON 5230 series document exist to cover every asset available. Maybe the tools this individual has access to aren't true hacker tools But, they have been validated to not have Trojans, Backdoors. SPAWAR to my experience has a lot of material available to them that if this individual reviewed would change their statement. If not spawars than perhaps IASE.DISA.Mil and it's free to all Americans (usa no insult to my can/mex friends) Review, educate, inform before opening mouth and inserting foot. Very Respectfully Michael H. Huggins Retired USN Chief, CISSP -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 2:31 AM To: isnat_private Subject: RE: [ISN] [TSCM-L] Security? Huh! From: "Anonymous" <popeyeat_private> [OK, yesterday I said that this thread is dead unless something interesting popped up, well this one is interesting. This posting is anonymized since this comes from someone active-duty in the navy, reads from the web, and would probably get in a world of hurt posting under their real name(s). - WK] I hate to contradict this opinion, however, I am an Operations Specialist active in the USN. ITC ( Information Technology Chief ) has obviously not been exposed to the security side of things very well. For one, without my inside knowledge of the USN's network, you can see the amount of defacements that are gov't based. The numbers speak for themselves. As for the Navy, they are sadly restricted in their ability to efficently secure their network due to being contracted out by SPAWAR. No unauthorized "third-party" software is allowed. The security applications that are made available via SPAWAR is pathetic. No IDS, no monitoring software, no nothing. They rely on the LAN Admin's event log alone. Now this may actually be worth something if the admin is actually worth a shit. Usually it's someone not even in the IT rating that has a fair knowledge of NT. There are many ways that I believe the USN and all military establishments could increase the security of their network. I cannot go into specifics on what I have seen myself, but I can say I have identified 3 major security holes on my ship alone. I can only assume the entire Navy is like this. Maybe they should make security school a requirement before they send these guys to run a network. [...] - 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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