Forwarded from: "Hoodye, Morris" <Morris.Hoodyeat_private> I would like to take a moment to comment on this article. 1. This article says, vendors don't care about writing secure code, I work in the Nonstop Enterprise Division of HP where we build computer systems that are highly reliable, and SECURE. The Nonstop system is built upon a long history (20+ years) of proven reliability. The HP Nonstop system previously known as the Tandem Himalaya Nonstop are the most reliable and secure high-end servers in the industry today. 2. We inspect every change and every line of new code for reliability and security. morris -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 23:55 To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] COMDEX: Panel: Accept the Net is vulnerable to attack Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private> http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2002/1119vulnerable.html By Nancy Weil IDG News Service, 11/19/02 Companies and home Internet users need to accept that the global computer network is inherently vulnerable to attacks, worms, trojans and anything else miscreants want to unleash on it, and then accept that securing the system is everyone's responsibility, a panel of security experts said Monday at the Comdex trade show. Security can't be accomplished through applying patches to vulnerable software, panelists agreed, though they varied in how best to make the Internet more secure and disagreed sharply in some areas, with Bruce Schneier, founder and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security, serving as the naysayer - a role he seemed to relish. "As a scientist, I can tell you that we have no clue how to write secure code," Schneier said, prompting agreement from John Weinschenk, vice president of the Enterprise Services Group at VeriSign, who said the best that can be done is to protect corporate computer systems and Web sites so that if there is an attack they aren't taken out for a long, costly period. "I think every software vendor here can do a better job of providing more secure software," Gene Hodges, president of Network Associates, chimed in. As the discussion went on, though, it was that idea that led Schneier into one of his favorite topics - liability. The panelists were led by moderator Andrew Briney, editor-in-chief of Information Security Magazine, into chatting broadly about their views on whether there should be more government regulation related to securing cyberspace, and as the other panelists talked, Schneier went from grinning to smirking to shaking his head. Briney commented that Schneier seemed to be disagreeing and asked him which comments he found fault with to which Schneier replied: "Which part should I respond to - I don't even know." Then things got lively. [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Thu Nov 21 2002 - 10:19:30 PST