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RE: Secure host newbie - fun - humm
From: "Charles Highsmith" <Charles.Highsmith () foundstone com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 11:19:13 -0800

Alvin, simon, Theadore! Doot doot da doot doot doot...  95% of security
is people management?  That's funny. No wonder half this world is
vulnerable to stupid and trivial security issues.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alvin Oga [mailto:alvin.sec () Virtual Linux-Consulting com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 7:05 PM
To: Simon Lemieux
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Secure host newbie - fun - humm


hi ya simon

i dont mean to scare ya but...

i'd venture to say ... 95% of security is just people management ...
and 5% is implementing a techie solution

...
- 90% of all security issues is internal ... not from outside the
internet

...

Thank you for your guidelines, though I fear they will not affect me 
since I'm alone with my best friend in this business...  and he knows 
nothing about linux and network.  All I have to fear comes from the 
internet.

you forgot to include *yourself* in the "internal [cr/h]ackers"
        - rm -rf /  will always be an important [security/backup] lesson
:-)

        - all the "security stuff" affects you... even if its only you
        and your own machine and nobody else in the house/bldg

see the links to SAN's top 7, top 20 security boo-boos
        http://www.sans.org/resources/errors.php
        http://www.sans.org/top20
        
        - more -
        http://www.Linux-sec.net

have fun
alvin

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