improving computer and network LPI & improvement of computer and network security

Torsten Scheck torsten.scheck at gmx.de
Thu Apr 25 08:46:32 EDT 2002


There is a very interesting article in Bruce Schneier's last
Crypto-Gram:

http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram-0204.html#6

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[...]
I have a three-step program towards improving computer and network
security. None of the steps have anything to do with the technology;
they all have to do with businesses, economics, and people.
[...]
Legislatures could impose liability on the computer industry, by forcing
software manufacturers to live with the same product liability laws that
affect other industries.
[...]
The insurance industry prefers security outsourcing, because they can
write policies around those services. It's much easier to design
insurance around a standard set of security services delivered by an
outside vendor than it is to customize a policy for each individual
network.
[...]
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If the it-world is going this direction, skilled and certified
staff will be a a part of the policy created by the insurances.

Make sure the insurances know about the positive effect on security
of having LPIC sysadmins. :-)

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