May 1st, 2004, 04:17 PM
Cyberdetective's Handbook Issued
Homeland Security wants a front row seat for all maleware and cyber crimes. They are starting to issue a handbook and to consolidate reporting procedures.
WASHINGTON -- Discover a new worm? Uncover a previously unseen bug in Windows? Identify a malicious spammer? Where do you call the cybercops?
The Department of Homeland Security, which considers cybersecurity among its duties, has issued an incident response handbook intended to answer all that. Called "The Incident Response and Reporting Guidelines," the publication should be available directly from the Department of Homeland Security.
The laminated booklet contains suggestions on identifying and responding to suspicious computer behavior. It is published as a Homeland Security initiative to educate the public on cyber threats. Unlike other efforts, it is designed to make it easy for people to report problems.
I suppose this could be a step forward, as long as it doesn't become immersed in the normal goverment snafu bs.
No matter how insignificant the incident may appear, Homeland Security representatives say they want to know about it.
\"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
May 1st, 2004, 04:51 PM
Ok, I haven't read the article/source yet, but the question that immediately jumps out is "Who is the target audience for this book?"
Johnny-homeowner who can't be bothered to keep their box updated anyway, or for the IT professional that already knows better.?
My apologies to any Johns, Johnnys, or Johnnos that I may have offended.
No kangaroos were hurt in making this post....
Sorry...feelin' kind of goofy