[LINK] DBCDE tender - Whatthe?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Feb 29 08:23:01 EST 2008


So does this mean that AusCERT is to have the rug pulled from under it?
http://national.auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=2999


At 23:47 +1100 28/2/08, Paul Brooks wrote:
>      Request for Tender for the National E-Security Alert Service for
>      Home Users and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
>
>
>        Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
>        (Canberra, ACT)
>
>Description: 	The Department of Broadband, Communications and the 
>Digital Economy has released a Request for Tender for a suitably 
>qualified organisation to design, develop and implement a National 
>E-Security Alert Service for Home Users and Small and Medium Sized 
>Enterprises (NAS) The NAS will be a free subscription service which 
>provides information and advice in plain English to 
>Internet-connected home users and small and medium sized enterprises 
>on the latest e-security threats and vulnerabilities in an 
>Australian context.
>Special Notes:
>Due Date: 	20 March 2008, 2:00:00 PM EST
>Documents Online: 	Web Link 
><https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public.atm.show&ATMUUID=3AF68183-D294-BAF4-7BA9D0E7C21FF2B7> 
>
>Contact Details: 	Edwina Barton
>edwina.barton at dbcde.gov.au
>
>
>I wonder just how many Home Users and SMEs will have the requisite 
>background to effectively absorb, or even care to read, these 
>advisories no matter how plain the English is.
>With e-security threats originating globally, how is this going to 
>be of any more benefit than the alerts already popped up by 
>Nortons/F-Secure/pick-your-favourite.
>
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