Dr. InfoSec's Quotes of the Week (013)

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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UK On E-Spying

"A knowledge economy needs to protect from exploitation the intellectual property at the heart of the creative and high-tech industry sectors..." - Iain Lobban, Director of the Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

On Patient Data

"Patient information is like radioactive material [...] It must be protected. It must be contained. It cannot be taken out of the building, sent out of the building, or looked at inappropriately if the employee is not permitted to access it. The problem is students and employees and younger folks coming into work think of Facebook and Twitter as something you do. Just as you shouldn't be saying anything about patients on the telephone, you shouldn't be Twittering or Facebooking about work..." - Arthur R. Derse, MD, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

Assante on Stuxnet

"Stuxnet is, at the very least, an important wake-up call for digitally enhanced and reliant countries – at its worst, a blueprint for future attackers..." - Michael Assante, president of the National Board of Information Security Examiners, and formerly with the Idaho National Laboratory as well as CSO North American Electric Reliability Corp

CompTIA on Technology in the Business

"Information security affects more organizations on more levels as technology permeates every functional area of a business and more staff members assume the role of knowledge worker..." - Tim Herbert, Vice President for Research at CompTIA

On Stuxnet-like Weapons

"A cyberweapon like Stuxnet threatens nation-states much more than it threatens a non-state actor that could deploy it in the future. In short, like every other major new weapons system introduced since the slingshot, Stuxnet creates new strengths as well as new vulnerabilities for the states that may wield it..."  - Caroline B. Glick, writing for The Jerusalem Post

Cross-posted from Dr. Infosec

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