[LINK] [PRIVACY] SMH: Federal Commissioner and First State Super

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Oct 20 13:31:22 AEDT 2011

At 13:07 +1100 20/10/11, Stephen Wilson wrote:
>  ... I would have written the script and then
>offered to run it in front of FSS officers, on their premises.

Says the experienced security consultant, wise in the ways of the 
commercial world.  (And knowing that there's always an outside chance 
of picking up a consultancy assignment in the process - no harm in 
that - the incumbent consultancy is very probably no longer incumbent 

We can't afford to limit the 'many eyes' approach / crowdsourcing to 
only the small sub-set of the world occupied by people like you Steve!

We very much need everyone with sufficient tech expertise to be able 
to participate in the open 'distant early warning scheme', whether 
they're dyed-in-the-wool-employees-who-never-want-to-be-contractors, 
or people too young to be permitted to work (on the possibly spurious 
grounds that it would be enforced child labour).

I wonder if any guidance notes on how to go about such things are 
easily found on the Web.  It's pretty clear that First State Super 
won't have written one yet - and the same goes for the vast majority 
of user organisations;  and even the major IT suppliers have been in 
denial until the last few years.

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/

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Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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