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Re: [ISN] Cyber hype

Forwarded from: JohnE37179@xxxxxxx

Mike Butcher's article in The Guardian fires wide of the mark. If
there is a cyber attack it will most likely come from inside firewall
rather than outside the firewall. As the identity theft story from
last week demonstrated, unauthorized access to secure systems are not
necessarily hacker attacks using technology, but facilitated by
compromised or corrupt insiders. Kevin Mittnick, the King of Social
Engineering was able to gain access by guile as often as by hacking or

It is the insider and his or her confederates compromising the system
from inside the firewall we need to worry about, not the attack from
outside the firewall.

John Ellingson

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