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Thursday, July 7, 2011

From the Wordpress Site: A Reply to Security Concerns

Don’t worry, it’s been posted publicly:

@Doctor_Rock @Beregond @andylevy Gosh crapper! All this after I log out! I RT’d the whole deal knowing that #Obama Job Loss has become the normal, rather than the abnormal during his administration.

I live in Michigan. I want job creation. Michigan has been in recession now 11-12 years. Auto industry near-failures, the tech bubble burst, etc, etc. Things are looking better for the auto industry. GM has 750 jobs going to Flint, expansion of Lansing’s Grand River plant, heck, even Toyota opening a test facility in Metro Detroit.

Locally, our tech companies seem to be in a mini revival. One of the largest local ISP’s is now hiring, as are several local phone companies.I don’t know how disk space came into the conversation, but disk space equals the need for sysadmins, network security types and other techies. This equals job creation. Jobs, that’s what I’m after.

Apparently, something @andylevy wrote stirred @Beregond’s response, which was RT’d by myself, which seems to have brought a reply (and further conversation) from @Doctor_Rock, which transformed into an Jobs/IT Jobs vs. Security/IT Security issue.Which has drawn itself into more a mystery than I initially had RT’d. I don’t know why or how these things happen without me.However, I do believe you can’t sacrifice security for even a million jobs, no matter how great a million jobs sounds. Nothing can beat a secure network or feeling, except a talented hacker or a terrifying terrorist. Even then, what does that say about us? That we sat back in our (tenuously)secure situations and got lazy?; that we could barely lift a finger to click on that secure link, just because it’s a little further for us to move and click the mouse?; that we couldn’t keep up with a near-unseen enemy, and read up on their terrifying tactics, so that we might even build up a minimal anti-terrorist mindset and strategy for ourselves? Should we create the job of Chief Mouse Mover and Clicker because we are too lazy? Should we put up our entire security to a government who can’t find Bin Laden, who has been living in a cave in tiny Waziristan for the last decade?; that can’t properly protect its Congressmen an women?Security and Jobs are just two parts to the whole that we have to build, for ourselves, both properly and legally. Without both, working hand in hand, we stand on incredibly shaky ground. We can’t build Success, American, Australian or what have you, on shaky ground. A Firm Base to build upon. A Firm Stance to move forward.

Emergency Edit:

Digging deeper into this mystery:

So it’s more a data retention issue then?

If ISP’s could just agree on an industry-wide standard and quit worrying how what the other does affects their business/makes them look like tool.s, etc. then this issue could be avoided all together. Quit worrying about the $$$ Evil Corporations, quit worrying what the Evil Government will do to either take your Evilly Begotten $$$ away or squash you like an Evilly Conceived Bug.

Which of the Lesser Evils will do the right thing? I’m afraid to see the outcome.

‘Amish’ Tim Munn

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