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Re: Every incident is an opportunity (was Re: Hackers hit key Internet traffic computers)

  • From: Gadi Evron
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 03:25:54 2007

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Gadi Evron wrote:
> > Colin Powell mentioned at RSA in his extremely good, entertaining and
> > pointless talk something of relevance. During the cold war American kids
> > were trained to hide beneath their desktops in caseof a nuclear
> > attack. Much good that would have done.
> The important lesson is you can educate people. The content may have been
> bogus, but it was very effective at reaching most of the population. 
> People who grew up during that era still remember it.
> If you can come up with a few simple things to do, it is possible to
> reach most of the public.  But we are our own worst enemies.  When we
> have the opportunity, instead of giving the few simple things everyone
> could do, we create a lot of confusion.

Show me one simple thing that is very easily achievable, and it will be
everywhere at the next "crisis". Giving security advice today is extremely
difficult, as it is not always true nor is is easy to give it one meaning.