[LINK] "New Laws: Thou Shalt Patch"
Wed, 1 Aug 2001 15:06:03 +1000 (EST)
I wonder if the answer might be a form of professional licencing.
You need a licence to practice medicine.
You need a licence to practice law.
You need a licence to drive a car and it is graded.
You need a licence to fly a plane and it is also graded.
Any idiot can administer a network without any training or experience.
<ducks and runs for cover (8-)>
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On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Craig Sanders wrote:
> systems and network administrators have a professional responsibility
> to keep up to date with security announcements and ensure that their
> networks and systems are secure.
> if you fail to properly secure or train your dog and it bites someone,
> you're liable - why shouldn't you be liable for damage caused as a
> direct result of you failing to properly secure your network?
> > On the flip side, there is also no excuse for users to expect to be able
> > to use powerful and possibly dangerous tools with no effort and no
> > learning curve.