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Re: Open Source pr Propriety
  • From: Colin McQueen <cmcqueen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 21:20:18 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <gemini.3fcd01e000f43f770e18%cmcqueen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
MJ Ray <mjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 2003-12-02 19:10:32 +0000 ian <ian.lynch2@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Don't assume external security is all that is needed. Any kid that
> > can hack the local security in their school from inside can set up a
> > tunnel and let anyone in.
>
> ...or plug a wireless access point into a spare network socket, as
> those of you who heard Eddie Bleasdale's talk in April may remember.
> Schools really should run their own security regardless of any LEA
> remote services, including intrusion detection and network integrity
> checks.
>

This is an important point. But remember that LEAs are actually in the
hands of their IT services that also run may be responsible for the
other council departments. They are also worried about the inside of
their firewall IYSWIM.


--
Colin McQueen


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