Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption In an unexpected move for a security company, SecurEnvoy today said that cyber break-ins and advanced malware incidents, such as the recent DDoS attack by LulzSec, should actually be welcomed and their initiators applauded. The company's CTO Andy Kemshall said: "I firmly believe that the media attention LulzSec’s DDoS attack has recently received is deserving. It’s thanks to these guys, who’re exposing the blase attitudes of government and businesses without any personal financial gain, that will make a difference in the long term to the security being put in place to protect our own personal data!"
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RE: Security Vendor??
by umccullough on Tue 28th Jun 2011 18:16 UTC in reply to "Security Vendor??"
umccullough
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Wow, that's more than a little ignorant.

A DDoS attack does not help improve data security at all.


I'll agree with you that a DDoS attack does not demonstrate a lack of security... and this "security" company should know better than to call the attacks from LulzSec DDoS attacks. They clearly infiltrated "secure" systems, extracted data illegally, and released it publicly. That's far from being a DDoS attack.

I would agree that the LulzSec attacks did shine more sunlight on the pitiful security practices that corporations and governments put in place to make things seem secure - but this SecurEnvoy CTO is clearly making idiotic statements.

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