• Subject: RE: Connecting satellite locations via the Internet
  • From: Lurton Keel <Lurton.Keel@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:04:32 -0600

I guess I am not too trusting of cyberpunks or anyone else to not bother my
systems.

I am also fearful of the repercussions if someone does bother my systems,
however remote.  I/we would be liable for not protecting the company's
valuable assets, data.  It is the same reason we put locks on the doors
knowing that 99.9% of the world goes walking by and never even tries the
lock.  It is the same reason we have UPS's and Raid 5 even though the
electricity seldom wanes and we never have a disk crash.  We disable user
profiles after three invalid sign-on attempts.  We change passwords every 60
days.  We log signed on workstations off after an hour of inactivity.  We
don't expose our AS/400 directly to the Internet.  We have locks on the
computer room door.  We have a 165kw generator that has only been on during
the weekly test.  
If none of the catastrophes happen, I will be happy.  
In the event one of them does, I better be prepared or I need to be prepared
to find another line of work. 
I don't think management will care how much money you saved when your data
has been corrupted.  I don't think your stock holders will care how "open"
you made your systems when you can't finished your 10-Q because a file is
missing.  Maybe you can tell your next employer how cost conscious you are.


                -----Original Message-----
                From:   boothm@ibm.net [mailto:boothm@ibm.net]
                Sent:   Friday, March 12, 1999 2:20 PM
                To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
                Subject:        Re: Connecting satellite locations via the
Internet

                Bringing down microsoft.com would rank with bringing down
the Deathstar, but bringing down one computer at the local shoe factory
would not be much of a thrill for most cyberpunks.  
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