Keeping IT light: LinkedIn & Facebook Disclaimer for IT people

Keeping IT lightBe aware that contacting me on LinkedIn/Facebook does not create an
IT Helpdesk-customer relationship.

Please do not include your email password in the public posts on my wall.

Do note that, in general, the approach “switching it off and on again” does fix problems, with notable exceptions such as in-flight aircraft or intensive care/life support systems etc, in which case it might also generate trouble.

(Thanks to Monica Marinescu, the best lawyer in Rome, for the inspiration given with the legal disclaimers.)

Encryption on its own could give a false sense of security

Here is an article on encryption, by Andy McCue in ZDNet, December 10, 2007 //  A number of CIOs and IT Directors give their views on this technology.

My position?

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Encryption on its own can give a false sense of security, according to Florentin Albu, ICT manager for the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

“However, when used in the context of an information-management [or] information-security framework, it can become an effective way to mitigate certain corporate-data risks. Even so, it would be just one piece of the jigsaw; you need to combine it with other technologies — authentication, authorisation, et cetera — and information-management practices — data classification, data handling, et cetera — in order to become effective,” Albu said.

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