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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"In an unexpected move"
by jabbotts on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:23 UTC
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

Unexpected? What is unexpected is that this hasn't happened sooner.

Security service and, even more so, appliance vendors rely heavily on the Fear Sell pitch; "buy our product else bad guys will be able to harm you."

For security vendors, Lulzsec provides a fantastic bit of recent news to base marketing around. "buy our product else *these* bad guys will be able to harm you."

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