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Security Tech: Its Not What You Buy, Its How You Deploy
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12/24/2015 | 8:38:19 AM
security as a responsibility
this is a good essay

here in the Holiday Season I'd like to add that while many of us are able to act to reduce risks to our personal systems at the same time we should have a reasonable expectation that proper security measures have been taken by those we correspond with whether that is a Credit Union, the IRS,  an online merchant, or an information site such as a Sports Net

what this means is that we need to collectively move to a responsibilty model of security.    all too often "sophisticated attacks" turn out to be the ten cent, warmed over hacks that are circulated on the DarkNet markets

there are two important areas in this that are generally skipped over by too many providers -- resulting in the monumentasl debauch we call "hacking" today

1. use a secure operating system .    a secure operating system will not allow itself to be compromised by the activity of an application program

2. implement proper authentication of transactions.  x.509 certificates need to be authenticated by users 1 at a time and only for required communication links.    the current system of printing certificates like newspapers is a mess on tap -- and has already been compromised several times .

 
macker490
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macker490,
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12/24/2015 | 8:37:58 AM
security as a responsibility
this is a good essay

here in the Holiday Season I'd like to add that while many of us are able to act to reduce risks to our personal systems at the same time we should have a reasonable expectation that proper security measures have been taken by those we correspond with whether that is a Credit Union, the IRS,  an online merchant, or an information site such as a Sports Net

what this means is that we need to collectively move to a responsibilty model of security.    all too often "sophisticated attacks" turn out to be the ten cent, warmed over hacks that are circulated on the DarkNet markets

there are two important areas in this that are generally skipped over by too many providers -- resulting in the monumentasl debauch we call "hacking" today

1. use a secure operating system .    a secure operating system will not allow itself to be compromised by the activity of an application program

2. implement proper authentication of transactions.  x.509 certificates need to be authenticated by users 1 at a time and only for required communication links.    the current system of printing certificates like newspapers is a mess on tap -- and has already been compromised several times .

 


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