Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's a rant, but it so good
It was written some weeks ago by Stuart King. I love it. Two key points for me:"Many "experts" preach the importance of working through risk models. It's a load of tosh. No matter which way you try to do it, you'll always come out with the answer you first thought of. You might as well use a crystal ball and read tarot cards""A network scan report is given to a newly CISSP qualified security analyst and he's asked to review it as part of a job interview. He spots the obvious highlighted security holes but doesn't question why a web server has non-standard ports open. Are we becoming too reliant on auto-scan reports? Security analysts need to be inquisitive, well practiced in basic technical skills, able to spot anomolies, and not afraid to question things that don't look right. The scan results never tell the full story!"