Forwarded from: Wall David Civ AETC/DOXD <David.Wallat_private> Guess it's good I'll be retiring before long. I haven't even read the original article, but a few points come to mind. First of all, most of us can get our point across without resorting to language that reflects a lower than whale manure on the bottom of the ocean mentality. Second, nearly EVERYTHING about mainframe computers back in the 60s was designed to keep people out. I won't quibble with anyone those who argue the operating system wasn't designed to keep people out, but it didn't have to be, because the additional safeguards in use were more than adequate. Third, it's obvious the writer below doesn't have a clue about what it was like back in the 60s. -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 2:26 AM To: isnat_private Subject: Re: [ISN] Cracks in the Firewall Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private> cc: joe.duffyat_private > http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/apr2002/nf2002049_1803.htm > > APRIL 9, 2002 > SECURITY NET > By Alex Salkever > > Thanks to sophisticated new attack methods, computer security has to > go beyond the old standby of merely keeping intruders out > "DIFFERENT SCENARIO." This explains why intruders increasingly play > off this connectivity to target systems that require a certain > degree of openness to function as a business tool. "The > [pre-Internet] computing technologies were designed to keep people > out. The Internet is all about letting people in. That's a different > security scenario," explains Joe Duffy, national security practice > manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Well, I think this pretty much establishes that Joe Duffy was not on the net before 1995 or so. Hrm, let's find his bio. Joe Duffy is Lead Partner for the National Security Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. An author and frequent speaker on business technology issues, Mr. Duffy is responsible for the strategic direction, growth and vision of the US Security Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers. [...] - 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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