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RE: Secure host newbie
From: "Shawn Jackson" <sjackson () horizonusa com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 17:07:40 -0800

I'm not going to try becoming an expert in just a few days...  But I 
expect I can become fairly expert in specific topics.  Such as 
firewalls; I beleive this topic is fairly small and could be covered 
completely within a few days.  Then apache, again I beleive 
just a few 
days should be enough to read through the entire documentation and 
searching on the net/mailing lists for possible problems...

I've have security in my primary job function for over 6 years and IMHO
I'm not
an expert in any part of it. I defiantly know more in specific areas
but becoming an expert is not a short-term goal, or for me even a long
term goal :-).

I'm going to read as much as possible everyday and slowly I'll put my 
system up piece by piece as soon as I can consider myself educated 
enough to set it up securely.

There are some extremely educated guys on this list, even though it is a

"security basics" list. I'm not one of them, but they are here. If you
have any security questions I'm sure someone on the list can help you
out no 
problem, but I wouldn't count on becoming an expert by reading or
which is about 1/4 of a security-pro's diet. I'd say another 2/4'ths are

experience and another 1/4'th is skill.

Shawn Jackson
Systems Administrator
Horizon USA
1190 Trademark Dr #107
Reno NV 89521

Email: sjackson () horizonusa com
Phone: (775) 858-2338
       (800) 325-1199 x338

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