[OT] [TriLUG] IDE Recommendations?
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil
Tue Jan 2 07:25:31 EST 2007
Oh how you jest. The INFOCON stuff sucks really. For the most part, it
should already be secure (right?). You'd be surprised. We've enforced a
lot of policies that really should have been in place prior to ...but
you know how that is. Not to mention any deviation from the INFOCON
requires endless amounts of paperwork.
This morning is brought to you by the Number 4 and the Letter P (as in
PATCH) -- which is what I've been doing since 4am.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Daniel Sterling
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 6:35 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [OT] [TriLUG] IDE Recommendations?
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil wrote:
> Anjuta was the one I was using btw -- I went home forgetting that we
> disabled OWA (Outlook Web Access -- for you non Windows types).
Indeed -- how's that infocon doing? :)
Raising a "threat level" when under attack or imminent attack makes
sense -- if you've identified that you have a weakness of some sort
that's about to be exploited, try to remove it.
However, I never understood the logic behind keeping it raised for any
significant period of time -- it seems to me that the longer the threat
level is high, the more people become desensitized to any possible
threat. For example, take an ID-Card check: right after you mandate that
all cards be checked, everyone takes it seriously and everywhere you go
there's somebody to check your card -- but after several days (or even
one day!) of this, people just stop caring, and you are now less secure
than even before the level was raised, as your perceived sense of
security is now greater than your actual security.
I'm certain that any decent commander knows this on some level, but the
false sense of security that comes from a raised threat level seems to
make people downright giddy, I believe. Identify the specific threat and
work to eliminate that as soon as possible, and lower the overall threat
level as soon as possible: anything else is not only a waste of time and
resources, but indeed a threat itself.
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