[Dshield] Change Thread name- Legal Disclaimers WAS RE: Idea for dealing with ISPs that ignoreabusenotificatons was RE: The Art/Tao/Zen of Abuse e-mails(Was:[Fwd: WHY IS YOURCUSTOMER...])

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Aug 29 11:51:00 GMT 2006


On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:33:53 PDT, "Tomas L. Byrnes" said:
> I'm not sure how much this actually is relevant to network security.

It's actually more relevant than you think.  When a site is having their
policies decided by a legal team that has little or no understanding of
the technology, that *can't* be good for their security stance. If
the legal team doesn't understand the difference between an e-mail recipient
and addressee in the context of a mailing list, and doesn't understand why
stamping it 'this is confidential' (rather than the slightly less obnoxious
'may be confidential') when posting worldwide - what are the chances of them
giving you actually sound advice when you ask them if a given network trace
of a network intruder constitutes an illegal interception of communications,
or similar *difficult* question?
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