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Re: Whitehouse Tackels Cybersecurity

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Thu Sep 19 18:41:12 2002
  • Reply-by: Wed, 1 Jan 1984 12:34:56 +0100

At 6:03 PM -0400 2002/09/19, batz wrote:

 Well, I think the consensus was just handed to you in the form of a national
 mandate. In fact, I think this looks like an excellent premise for
 a business plan for a security consulting and managed services firm.
Can you say "Counterpane Systems"? I knew you could.

Thing is, if this does turn out to be a big win for them, I figure they'll actually do what is right and not what the government says.

Maybe that's why they probably won't be the real "winners" out of this.

Anyone want to make any guesses as to who's going to be the Microsoft of US Government-mandated computer security? Hmmm.... Maybe Microsoft? Why not? They bought the government to begin with and the top computer security guy in the administration used to work for them, so it only makes sense that they would reap the windfall.

Brad Knowles, <>

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