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RE: A reminder that security is not inherently solvable with tec hnology
From: "Parisi, Robert" <Robert.Parisi () AIG com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 12:13:18 -0500

very good point-i dont think that outsource/inhouse, local vs foreign are
issues that can be viewed in isolation. The truism that is the subject
header cannot be overstated--how many rely upon "robust and complex"
password protocols only to have it thwarted by social engineering or the
dreaded hand written post-it note.

security needs to be baked into not just the technology and applications but
into management's consciousness and then user community at large. 



-----Original Message-----
From: salgak () speakeasy net [mailto:salgak () speakeasy net]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 1:05 PM
To: Tsai Li Ming; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: A reminder that security is not inherently solvable with
technology


-----Original Message-----
From: Tsai Li Ming [mailto:mailinglist () ltsai com]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 08:25 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: A reminder that security is not inherently solvable with
technology

I would like to point out another side of the story. I would agree that
privilege information shouldn't be outsourced. It shouldn't even be
outsourced to another company, whether local or overseas. On the other
hand,
we should bear in mind that off shoring a job does not necessary mean that
it is less secure. A disgruntled local employee could do the same thing.
What makes a local employee more trustworthy than an offshore worker?

Only the fact that it is easier to observe the actions of a local employee.
. .
 
You can have the best security in place but it can be compromised by a
single employee. Can we ever replace trust with technology?

Only when we physically get wired up. . . and frankly, I'm not letting my
employer OR my government control my brain. . . 



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