Forwarded from: Jonathan Rickman <jonathanat_private> From the original article... ============================ There's a bomb containing a nuclear device, a biological weapon, and a chemical weapon all in onepackage," says Tom Noonan, CEO of ISS. ============================ Shameless. Why not throw in a few references to the WTC and Osama while you're at it Tom??? Why not just educate people and let your products stand on their own merits (if they can), instead of using scare tactics? ============================ And businesses would do well to look at ways to watch and control more rigorously what's happening inside the perimeter rather than put their stock in blocking out barbarians with a firewall. ============================ Wow, this guy has an eye for the obvious. I've been saying for some time that perimeter firewalls can only do so much. There is simply no substitute for host based security...period. Jericho quote... ============================ If an attacker breaks into a machine to be able to launch a DoS attack, then wouldn't it be closer to a 1:1 ratio between non DOS compromises and DoS attacks? Especially DDoS attacks that have kids breaking into 1,000 machines to create their zombie army. ============================ I've often wondered why this is overlooked. I guess some guys spend all their time focusing on the latest buzzwords and acronyms, never really focusing on the real problem. Poor security out of the box facilitates DDoS attacks. If everything were "reasonably" secure out of the box, the kiddies would have a much smaller pool of resources to draw from. -- Jonathan Rickman X Corps Security http://www.xcorps.net - 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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