Forwarded from: matthew patton <pattonmeat_private> > 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. I would second this but having been thru what the USAF purports to call CompSci training hosted at Biloxi, MS we are evermore doomed to failure. It is from this pool of 'talent' that the USAF relies upon to staff Lan shop officers. Purhaps the enlisted folk have better training and can be relied upon to have some measure of clue but I doubt it. Instead of spending tons of money on debatable security measures I wish the feds would instead put every last sysadmin thru a technical boot camp. And pound into their thick brains the absolutely minimally acceptable security/administrative procedures. That and send the admins to SANS conferences where they just might realize the world is a dangerous place and that just because you're gov't or military doesn't mean your network is invulnerable. Whenever I meet a sysadmin (contractor or uniformed) that works for the gov't I always assume they are incompetent until they prove otherwise. And regrettibly the incompetents far outnumber the clueful. - 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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