Re: [fw-wiz] Personal Firewall Day?

From: George Capehart (capegeo_at_opengroup.org)
Date: 10/05/03

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    To: Charles Miller <cmiller@pastiche.org>, firewall-wizards@honor.icsalabs.com
    Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 11:55:04 -0400
    
    

    On Saturday 04 October 2003 06:15 am, Charles Miller wrote:

    <snip>

    > Interesting timing:
    >
    > 'To combat the problems with patch management, however, the company
    > [Microsoft] is moving to a "securing the perimeter" strategy where it
    > will partner with various firewall companies to ensure that
    > electronic attacks don't even reach their intended targets but are
    > instead thwarted at the edge of the network, or what network
    > specialists call the perimeter. Microsoft's security shift was first
    > revealed in mid-September when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said
    > during a speech that the company was working on "shield technology."
    > In the speech, he said, "the most important technology area we are
    > focused on is shield technology. We know bad guys keep writing
    > viruses. The goal is to block them before they get on PCs."'

    " (6) It is easier to move a problem around (for example, by moving
            the problem to a different part of the overall network
            architecture) than it is to solve it.

            (6a) (corollary). It is always possible to add another level of
                 indirection."

    RFC 1925

    Cheers,

    George Capehart

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     single complex interdependent solution.  In most cases this is a bad
     idea.  -- RFC 1925
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