[Dshield] DHS wants to silence reporting of network outages--DSHIELD next?

David Kennedy CISSP david.kennedy at acm.org
Fri Jun 25 05:04:22 GMT 2004


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At 06:37 PM 6/24/2004 -0400, Portz, Jon wrote:
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>"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither" - Ben
>Franklin  

I believe, and I could be wrong, that's a paraphrase; one that's been
somewhat abused in the last 1018 days.

Again, I could be mistaken, but I think the correct quote is:

"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little
temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." 
Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania (1759) 

YMMV, but personally, I don't include knowing about a fiber cut in
Bum#$%^, Nebraska as being an essential liberty.  But my background
includes several years of duties including Operations Security
(http://www.opsec.org).  One of the doctrinal principles of OPSEC is
safeguarding "essential elements of friendly information."  When you
can't be strong everywhere, you be strong where you judge you need to
be.  In those places where you are not strong, you do not advertise
to your adversary, "the gap in our defenses is here...."


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<apologies to any residents of Bum#$%^, Nebraska, I just needed an example
an you were handy.>


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David Kennedy CISSP Risk Analyst TruSecure Corp.
http://www.trusecure.com



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