Aug 25 2008

It’s a bad idea to encourage Amrit

Published by at 5:58 am under General,Humor

Amrit Williams has a snarky little piece called “The 11 Worst Ideas in Security“. I haven’t read Ranum’s article yet, but I can guess at the content given some of Ranum’s previous writings. Amrit’s comment on WEP is worth reading the article by itself.

I’d actually forgotten about Microsoft Central Point Anti-virus, or I’d never really paid attention at the time. The former is more likely. I probably would have moved security analysts up the chart, but Amrit was once an analysts and still has a soft spot for them in his heart.

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  1. Ericon 26 Aug 2008 at 6:18 am

    I agree with most of his article. The only thing I had to add is how we let vendors influence security. In other words, the useless magazines that are shoved down our throats telling us how “Product XYZ can resolve all our security needs”. Oh, and the “the big idea in security is to distribute our security environment”, followed by next months, “the big idea in security is to consolidate your environment”. Lastly, let us not forget the arbitrary awards and props they give to random products. :)

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