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Re: Virus's do not wait for elections :)
On Tuesday 03 May 2005 6:53 am, Colin Johnston wrote: > Hey folks, just saw this info on UK Gov's ITSafe site > > http://www.itsafe.gov.uk/library/news/2005-news-02.html > > Call me old fashioned if you want Get with the modern way Colin ;) > but this seems crazy, If you ask me > election time is a time where Gov computers and home computers should be > protected more especially if E-Voting was to happen. Duh, we wont publish > because cabinet office guidelines say we should change the advice and > mention a 45 minute internet meltdown :) Page 22, Section 6 b) of the regulations cited, mention "There would normally be no objection to issuing routine factual publications, for example, guidance to people working in ....." One can only presume that IT security is such a politically sensitive issue that this publication needed suppressing as a special case. Funny I don't remember anyone candidates even mentioning IT security. There was some mention that Blair can't tell a computer from a pizza box, but then these days that isn't always easy. Perhaps it was all about chatting with Bill Gates, or Peter's yacht dwelling friends. Back to our regularly scheduled North American operations discussion.