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Re: Using snort to detect if your users are doing interesting things?

  • From: Christian Kuhtz
  • Date: Thu Jun 09 14:49:35 2005

On 6/9/05 12:08 PM, "Steven M. Bellovin" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Also figure out what you're going to do with the output.  Do you have
> the resources to investigate apparent misbehavior?  Remember that any
> IDS will have a certain false positive rate.  Even for true positives,
> do you have the customer care resources to notify your users and (if
> appropriate) hold their hands while they disinfect their machines.

And along the same lines, as much as it irks me to state this, one needs to
ask whether this really is a desirable state and what sort of implications
does one create when that is done.  One might find the discussions with
appropriate legal counsel to be quite enlightening, for example, and they
are probably a good starting point prior to even attempting to
operationalize sorting out wheat from chaff, let alone responding in a
useful manner.

Best regards,


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