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 cracking. 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 CEO Edentification - 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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