Re: March 29, 2006 total eclipse - IT admin's WORST NIGHTMARE
From: Charles Newman (charlesnewman1_at_comcast.spamkiller.net)
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 15:27:44 -0700
"Moe Trin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> In the Usenet newsgroup comp.security.firewalls, in article
> <muCdnTDqZsYhKtreRVnemail@example.com>, Charles Newman wrote:
> >I think as far as figure skating goes, they might not be just blowing hot
> >air. The United Skating Figure Skating Assn has inked a contract with
> >one company to provide secure and encrypted broadband access to
> >figure skating events under USFSA control, for an annual subscrption
> >fee of $300, or for $5 if you want to buy by the event.
> Which was completely different from what the troll was proposing back
> in January.
Well, this sounds like something this guy, and his engineers would try.
If MediaZone really is a subsdiary of this guy's company, they just might
well pull it off. Given that the transmissions are going to be encrypted,
he talked on here about encrypted transmissions, this just might be a
subsdiary of his company.
>From what I gather, MediaZone inked a contract with the USFSA to
webcast all the events under their direct control. If this is a subsidiary
of this guy's company, as I suspect it may well be, IT admins may well
be in for some serious trouble. If the packets are encrypted, it would
be that much harder to gather evidence to use inappropriate internet
use as a reason to fire someone. That would have to come up with
another reason, such as to tell them they are being downsized. That
is the most common reason cited. It allows a company to get rid of
an unwanted employee without having to say anything to any future
employers that call up for a reference. You could still fire someone,
but you would have to come up with another reason. Using
downsizing as a reason saves the company from finding itself
having to fight a wrongful termination lawsuit in court.