Re: [fw-wiz] iso 17799
From: J. Oquendo (sil_at_kungfunix.net)
To: Bennett Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 13:30:26 -0500 (EST)
// "Best practices" is a phrase that carries some strong connations
// of respectibility; the professionals who design and document best
// practices in financial management and reporting have a lot of
Financial management and reporting have a lot of credibility? I'm sure
Arthur Andersen would have loved you. Anyway, computer science maturing
has little to do with compsec from my point of view as security has become
an "anything goes" field. The more students study in anticipation for
different attacks, the more it will probably lead to newer and more
Best practices should be used as somewhat of a guideline, and hopefully a
security engineer would be smart enough to remember Murphy's Law and apply
their own little tricks to their trade. THAT would be more meaningful than
following some textbook scheme drawn out for a system that would almost
certainly differ from one's own.
// At the moment, though, sales weasles use it to try to paint a lustre
// of respectibility on whatever they're trying to sell at the moment.
Sales persons will be sales persons will be sales persons. When you go to
an interview for employment, never forget you too are a salesman selling
yourself. Never knock it.
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