Forwarded from: Tom Perrine <tepat_private> >>>>> On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 01:30:21 -0600 (CST), InfoSec News <isnat_private> said: IN> Forwarded from: "Robert G. Ferrell" <rgferrellat_private> IN> At 03:33 AM 2/13/03 -0600, InfoSec News wrote: >> It didn't last long. Mitnick's password was quickly revoked, and a >> few days later he received a letter in certified mail from the >> ISSA's headquarters informing him that news of his acceptance was >> greatly exaggerated. "The ISSA has determined that your past >> behavior does not comply with the ISSA Code of Ethics, therefore we >> cannot accept your application at this time," reads the unsigned >> letter. OK, at what point does a person who has been convicted, and served their time, get "rehabilitated"? Even a convicted felon gets their civil rights back at some point, right? IN> This is just a shot in the dark, but I'll betcha if we exposed all the IN> ISSA's members to the same level of scrutiny that Kevin's past has IN> received, there'd be a lot more of these letters sent out. I'm not an ISSA member, but I would welcome this kind of scrutiny for their members, and the members of some other organizations. The stuff I've seen proposed by people with "ISSA", and "CISSP" after their name has sometimes been, "interesting". The ligetimacy that these organizations and certifications are intended to confer on their members/recipients deserves more scrutiny. -- Tom E. Perrine <tepat_private> | San Diego Supercomputer Center http://www.sdsc.edu/~tep/ | - 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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