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Re: Network security: The auditors point of view

  • From: Patrick Greenwell
  • Date: Mon Dec 10 00:59:53 2001

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Sean Donelan wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> > I have no personal knowledge of the DOI's infrastructure, and unless you
> > do, I think we're all left to speculate as to whether or not the "home
> > page server" of the DOI had access to the Indian trust data. My
> > speculation would be that it does if it's Internet connected...
> The great thing about our government is public oversight.  It may be
> embarrassing to the managers involved, but Interior's computer security
> is detailed in several places.

Really an excellent point. On a somewhat tangential note, would Internet
security be aided if businesses were held to higher degrees of
public disclosure and/or accountability?

Not that it would ever happen of course, but I think the discussion around
the question could be intriguing....