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Comment: Re:My experience is different. (Score 1) 18

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#48927405) Attached to: Book Review: Designing and Building a Security Operations Center

>> In my experience it is not the budget but the politics.

Politics are usually about budget. You really can't separate the two.

>> Is your company's security worth the expense of an additional tech? Or are office politics the reason you cannot get an additional tech?

This is an entry-level "think of the children" argument. Come back when you can express your needs for an additional tech in downtime, lost customers, etc. (i.e., money).

>> Does whomever is in charge of your technology have the authority to say "no" to requests from other departments? And the political capital to make it stick?

Surprisingly, they often DO have the authority, but they're smart enough to know that a cost center that says "no" too many times is a cost center begging to to replaced.

>> Retrofitting security is not the answer.

Unfortunately, it usually is, because replacing all systems and processes from scratch would be significantly more risky, expensive and (wall clock) time consuming.

Comment: Step One: Build a separate silo (Score 1) 18

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#48927147) Attached to: Book Review: Designing and Building a Security Operations Center

Step One: Build a separate silo. You sure as hell wouldn't want to share data/equipment/space/staff/etc. with your existing NOC.
Step Two: Replace your existing SIEM.
Step Three: ??? (Don't worry, you'll never get here: see "Step Two")
Step Four: PROFIT (or at least play the official anthem of your little fiefdom)

Comment: They tried this in the early 1980s (Score 4, Insightful) 199

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#48910869) Attached to: Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy

>> furious effort over the past few years to bring the teaching of programming into the core academic curricula

They tried this in the early 1980s and all we got was the Internet at everyone's home, online shopping and news, free video conferencing, entirely new ways to organize photos, transportation and events, realism-quality video gaming, and cell phones so easy to use that toddlers can participate in the world wide web.

What good could coding literacy possibly do now?

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke