This is security?
A new web service that lets users rate and comment on the uniformed police officers in their community is scrambling to restore service Tuesday, after hosting company GoDaddy unceremonious pulled-the-plug on the site in the wake of outrage from criticism-leery cops.
GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com,
By Kevin Poulsen,
March 11, 2008 | 8:42:42 PM
Heaven forbid we should have public oversight of public servants.
This is customer service?
Adam Shostack, whose group blog Emergent Chaos
I quote frequently in this blog, has a new book coming out with
co-author Andrew Stewart:
New School of Information Security
We think there’s an emerging way of approaching the world, which we call
the New School.
We start with a look at some persistent issues like spam and identity
theft. From there, we look at why the information security industry
hasn’t just fixed them, and some of the data sources which we rely on
and how poor they are. We then look at some new source of data, and new
ways of interpreting them, and close with some very practical steps that
any individual or organization can take to make things better.
The New School of Information Security,
10 March 2008
I haven’t read the book yet, since it’s not published yet, but if it’s like the
material he posts in his blog, it’s a good thing.
One of his commenters doesn’t get it: