RE: internet banking security
From: Mark Brunner (mark_brunner_at_hotmail.com)
To: "'Barrie Dempster'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'xyberpix'" <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 18:15:27 -0400
He's right, either way you slice it, you are dealing with people.
The answer to the poster's original questions are best left to a consultant
A) Interview for the basic qualifiers (what do you want to do? What
services will you offer? What protocols...)
B) Examine the policies, processes and procedures for gap analysis.
C) Make a recommendation as to how best to proceed.
D) Provide a quote.
E) Perform and guarantee their work.
F) Provide an audit function (either internal or 3rd party) for their work.
From: Barrie Dempster [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 5:14 AM
Cc: Security-Basics [List]
Subject: Re: internet banking security
On Tue, 2005-10-18 at 23:20 +0100, xyberpix wrote:
> It seems like (from the subject and the thread in progress), that you
> want to hire an
> external co, to set up an e-banking site?
> If that is the case, and like I said I could be reading this all
> wrong, am I the only person
> on this list that thinks that this is a completely insane idea???
What is insane about it ?
Hiring an external company ?
I don't consider that to be insane, it's a common thing to do, external
security professionals with proper security checks are a good resource
for this type of work. Having it done internally may be a good idea, but
generally someone working in the security industry has had previous
security checking and then they will go through the client organisations
security check procedure before being tasked to the project. This means
they will have had more checks than the permanent employees. External
companies like this work on reputation as their main asset, based on the
skills and integrity of their consultants.
As long as the client organisation verifies the reputation and performs
security checks they will be hiring people with a decent potential to be
trustworthy, as mush as, if not more than, their current employees.
(DISCLAIMER: I am an external contractor working in situations very much
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