RE: Rescheduled: P2P file sharing national security and personal security risks

Well, in the US, there is even the threat of lawsuit from an Employee that
get pornographic SPAM email... should the employer not make
efforts to block it, the employee can sue.. BUT it is the same argument..
Do we take the bad with the good? do we allow P2P when it can create security issues?
All this should be regulated by corporations not govermentt..

IE: Every business model is different..
A defense contractor should definately block p2p, but does a computer gaming company need to block it?

The Entire issue goes back to the job description of security professional....
Balancing the operational needs of XYZ vs. the hassle of certain security needs....

That is all this is... Some Senator or Congress member got wind of a "potential"
security issue, and in light of Sept 11, EVERYTHING is being scrutinized...


I've said enuf.....

Hmm where do you draw the line.. peer2peer file sharing, MS Networking, SMTP,
telephones, snail mail, visiting foreign countries, meeting people at all.. ?

Seems a bit silly to me to be having the conversation at all, its people who
willingly leak this information not the mechanism used thats at fault


Do we take the bad with the good? do we allow P2P when it can create
security issues?

Who cares about P2P? Hasn't malware like Outlook Express been responsible
for far more information leakage than P2P software? I'll run Acquisition
on my machine long before I'd even think of touching Outlook.

The *only* reason this is being looked at as a security measure is because
the RIAA and MPAA have convinced everyone that P2P = Anarchy, and Anarchy
leads to planes flying into buildings.

A rational person could come up with a much better reason to investigate
whether MS should be allowed to be used at the Pentagon, the CIA, and in
the battlefield instead of wasting time chasing the Napster ghost.