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Counseling not to use Windows (was Re: Anonymous surfing my ass\!)
From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (Paul Schmehl)
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 22:24:51 -0500 (CDT)

Do you then wash your hands of that client?  Or do you purport to provide them with security expertise without helping 
them secure their network, simply because you're opposed to the use of MS products?  Companies make stupid decisions 
all the time.  It's the job of security professionals to find a way to make that nework _as_secure_as_possible_ 
regardless of the applications they have chosen to use.

IOW, after you've gotten off your evangelist's pulpit and come down into the real world, do you simply walk away from 
clients that refuse to take your advice?  Or do you help them secure their network _despite_ their poor choices?

Paul Schmehl pauls () utdallas edu
Supervisor, Support Services
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David F. Skoll" <dfs () roaringpenguin com>
To: <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:58 PM
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Counseling not to use Windows (was Re: Anonymous surfing my ass!)

I think it's important for security professionals to tell people not
to use Windows, if only to open their eyes to the risk they put
themselves at, and also to the fact that there are alternatives out
there.


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