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

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

There is a very interesting article in Bruce Schneier's last

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

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. :-)

Torsten Scheck, LPIC-1
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