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Comment Re:This (Score 1) 142

Encryption or not, if I had access to the internal network how long until I had the DB system account credentials? Then I can bypass all the data access rules, or even create database clones and start stripping the logs. The possibilities are numerous. Then feed the data out a bit at a time.

More than likely it's not that nefarious or complicated. Someone did a bit a social engineering and got lucky or planned to get a very close set of credentials. Then physically walked in and grabbed the data. You don't even need the whole database. It's possibly a couple HR or project tables.

tl;dr Encryption wouldn't have stopped this when the crackers had internal access.

Comment I Suspect (Score 1) 574

Companies pay what the market will bear. Unfortunately, it's been a race to the bottom when you add in the H1-Bs. If everyone in IT walked off the job there would be some serious salary and wage adjustments. And that's the other problem. Good IT people are individuals, and don't really play well to a group idea unless that's the nature of the job.

Comment Re:So then no public funded internet? (Score 2) 148

Then universities will have to find a way to communicate information between them. They will allow students to communicate along this network and setup locations to have conversations. Soon the public in the surrounding areas will have access to this inter and intra connection. Languages will be formed to allow simpler communication and distribution. Soon it will be used by businesses and completes monetized. Then universities will have to find a way to . . .

The trouble with a lot of self-made men is that they worship their creator.