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Comment Mythbusters (Score 1) 194

Soldiers told her that attachment to their robots didn't affect their performance, yet acknowledged they felt a range of emotions such as frustration, anger and even sadness when their field robot was destroyed.

Anybody who has seen an episode of Mythbusters knows their positive relationship with Buster and the other dummies they have or craft.

Comment Now how to prevent it? (Score 4, Interesting) 214

As somebody who left the network / sysadmin business before the attacks started from the inside (send enough malware to everybody inside a company and you will get lucky at a certain moment), how would you protect it best?

Airgap it (or properly firewall it), and people will complain about the costs of duplicate infrastructure, remote support from vendors will be a pain etc.

Monitor the network and spot anomalies, it's a hard task but could be the way to go. Except that you need skilled people there (not saying that there aren't, my experiences in a TAC shows that there aren't many).

Letting the attackers waste time in a honey-pot while your own network is isolated? At least you learn from it and you give them a false sense of victory.

What is wisdom, any thoughts?

Comment Done properly in Australian government departments (Score 1) 377

http://risky.biz/byodauscert

PRESENTATION: BYOD in government, a high level talk
Handy talk for CIOs and CSOs...

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May 23, 2013 --

The following is a recorded presentation from AusCERT. It's by Al Blake, the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. In it he talks about BYOD, basically, from an Australian government perspective. It's not an overly technical talk, but it is a good overview of what a CIO like him has to consider when allowing staff to use their own devices in a heavily regulated environment.

"Can you program?" "Well, I'm literate, if that's what you mean!"

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