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Comment: Re:HP continues its long slow auger into the groun (Score 5, Insightful) 101

by Lord Ender (#42552925) Attached to: GM CIO Says HP Hiring Probe "Not the Best Use Our Legal System"

It's like they're trying to shoot themselves in the foot. They are having trouble attracting and retaining talent? So they sue their former employees? Who would want to work for a company that does that? Do they think they can keep their current employees from leaving using fear? Disgusting.

Comment: Re:One click for $235 (Score 1) 242

by Lord Ender (#41215123) Attached to: Calculating the Cost of Full Disk Encryption

You may have been in IT for 20 years, but you haven't worked at a level that gives you much exposure to security, clearly.

"Data breach from lack of encryption" is a common problem. From a legal standpoint, data on an unencrypted laptop must be assumed leaked if the laptop is stolen or lost. So when HR loses a laptop and has to buy the whole company credit monitoring - that's an expense saved by FDE. The problem is much worse if you have customer data or data worth stealing.

Is one lock enough? Fuck no. The principle of defense in depth exists for a reason. Because in the computer world locks are constantly being picked and break for no reason. You need multiple overlapping (not identical) security measures or you are already owned.

Comment: What's new? (Score 4, Insightful) 346

by Lord Ender (#40969555) Attached to: Facebook Faces High-Level Staff Exodus

Every tech company is losing staff, because none are willing to hire junior-level workers and train them. So companies keep competing over the same fixed number of people. And the quickest way to get a raise is to jump ship. So there you have it.

It's not just tech, either. There are lots of college-educated bartenders these days, because every "entry level" position requires 3 years of experience. It's absurd.

An engineer is someone who does list processing in FORTRAN.