[LINK] DBCDE tender - Whatthe?

Karl Schaffarczyk karl at karl.net.au
Fri Feb 29 09:52:33 EST 2008


Rachel, Paul, Linkers,

I think this 'product' is to be a friendly front-end to AUSCERT, one 
which joe-sixpack can comprehend.

Rather than 10 screens of information cming through on a specific 
vulnerability, ,the message might be like this:

---
From: Your trusted government security centre
To: Joe Sixpack
Subject: New Security risk in Windoze XP

A new problem has been found with your computer. Please click here to 
run the update for your system.

...and remember kids, never click on a link in an unsolicited email. 
It could link to anything!

 From the team at your trusted government security centre.
---

If they can come up with a decent way of implementing it, it could be 
very worthwhile.


Karl



>
>On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, 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.
>
>
>AUSCERT?!
>
>
>rachel
>
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>Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
>grove at zeta.org.au                http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
>  		The price of greatness is responsibility.


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