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Re: September 11th Does Not Mean Cyberwar is Coming
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 03:03:11 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: JohnE37179 () aol com

One of the lessons we should learn from this tragic event is that we
may be using the wrong strategy in all of our security designs. What
we saw is that the attack came not from outside the country, but from
within. The attackers were inside the country for an extended period
of time. They used our aircraft, our fuel and our people as assets in
their attack. Any system that has procedures that let users in (all of
them?) must protect from internal threats within the firewall with the
same vigor as threats outside the firewall. It is an illusion to think
that we can design effective threat protection on the design of a
fortress with all of the weapons pointed outward over the walls.

John Ellingson
Edentification, Inc.

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