Re: [ISN] Cyber hype

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Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 00:52:07 PST

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    Forwarded from: JohnE37179at_private
    Mike Butcher's article in The Guardian fires wide of the mark. If
    there is a cyber attack it will most likely come from inside firewall
    rather than outside the firewall. As the identity theft story from
    last week demonstrated, unauthorized access to secure systems are not
    necessarily hacker attacks using technology, but facilitated by
    compromised or corrupt insiders. Kevin Mittnick, the King of Social
    Engineering was able to gain access by guile as often as by hacking or
    It is the insider and his or her confederates compromising the system
    from inside the firewall we need to worry about, not the attack from
    outside the firewall.
    John Ellingson
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