"Jim Franz" <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>An Ethical Hack contract may require a non-disclosure agreement.
>You would not want a public discussion on methods (or individuals
>would then learn how to circumvent). Granted, there is plenty
>of discussion about how to check security, but not how a single
>vendor analyzes a company.

A very good point. But wouldn't that also potentially limit how the learned 
info was applied? That is, Rob simply had a list of security PTFs. If an NDA 
covered such resulting recommendations, Rob could potentially be somewhat in a 
bind if he took another job tomorrow and was tasked with getting PTFs up to 
date on his new system. Is that significantly different from disclosing here?

I certainly agree that non-disclosure of methods used is a reasonable 
possibility for an NDA.

Tom Liotta

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