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RE: Rescheduled: P2P file sharing national security and personal security risks
From: "McBurnett, Jim" <jmcburnett () msmgmt com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 12:07:53 -0400

Well, in the US, there is even the threat of lawsuit from an Employee that
get pornographic SPAM email... should the employer not make
efforts to block it, the employee can sue.. BUT it is the same argument..
Do we take the bad with the good? do we allow P2P when it can create security issues?
All this should be regulated by corporations not govermentt..

IE: Every business model is different..
A defense contractor should definately block p2p, but does a computer gaming company need to block it?

The Entire issue goes back to the job description of security professional....
Balancing the operational needs of XYZ vs. the hassle of certain security needs....

That is all this is... Some Senator or Congress member got wind of a "potential"
security issue, and in light of Sept 11, EVERYTHING is being scrutinized...


I've said enuf.....

From: Stephen J. Wilcox
Hmm where do you draw the line.. peer2peer file sharing, MS Networking, SMTP, 
telephones, snail mail, visiting foreign countries, meeting people at all.. ?

Seems a bit silly to me to be having the conversation at all, its people who 
willingly leak this information not the mechanism used thats at fault


On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Richard Irving wrote:

  After all, how many meetings are there going to
be assessing the risk SMTP has on National Security ?

  Or, as you mentioned, MS file sharing...

  And, remember, SMTP is -already- proven guilty of said Risk,
and a far more -probable- culprit in future compromises... !

Reality Check.

My .02c


   My, what interesting times we live in,
      and darn it, important people noticed me! :{

Sean Donelan wrote:

June 10, 2003

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary scheduled for Wednesday, June 11,
2003, at 2:00 p.m., on .The Dark Side of a Bright Idea: Could Personal
and National Security Risks Compromise the Potential of P2P File-Sharing
Networks?. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Building.

By order of the Chairman

I wonder if anyone is going to mention that Microsoft Network Neighborhood
file sharing is a form of P2P file sharing.

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