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  • Should we have a Security and Virus forum

    Not a lot to say beyond the title really...

    With the current spate of viruses and security alerts, I think a forum to highlight and discuss them would be a good idea.

    Please vote to express your opinions, and add any replies to discuss this in more detail

    Tom
    Tom Jones
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  • #2
    Come on, folks -- 4 votes so far?

    Does no-one else have an opinion on this?

    Tom
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      I guess no one really cares. The moment I get 50 votes for yes I'll create the damn forum.

      :P
      Cheers,

      Daniel Petri
      Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
      MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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      • #4
        I wouldn't bother, Daniel,
        Apathy rules OK!

        All the best
        Tom
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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        Scotland

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        • #5
          Damn shame. This is a really important topic and people don't seem to realise it. I am quite surprised considering that this site is designed with the professional in mind. Maybe nobody will ever be hacked or infected by a virus ever again.
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          • #6
            Nah, I think that the people coming here (not the regulars, not us) just don't care. Hell, how hard is it to vote and click?
            Cheers,

            Daniel Petri
            Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
            MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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            • #7
              That might depend on which type of web site I am browsing.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                well i think it's an important topic.

                think about the following things:

                how can i secure my network.
                What can i do against virusattacks.
                witch policies do i really need to set te secure my network.
                Help, my servers are hacked, what do i need to do? couterattack?
                do i need to setup a patchmanagement system?
                why is it recommed to use difficulty passowords?
                how to secure my FTP site?

                etcetc.

                i gain about 11000 virusses a month (with 150 users) and sometimes it is really hard to harden my network.

                oh, what about hardening you're AD and youre servers????

                i really think that most of the people don't have any idea how important security is.. (currenly in a project to secure my client so thats why i find out, that i didn't had any clue how important it exually is...)
                Marcel
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dumber

                  I really think that most of the people don't have any idea how important security is..
                  I think you have hit it right on the head with that line, I am afraid in my experience some businesses do suffer from: -

                  1. "It will never happen to us" syndrome.

                  2. Security? I think (insert name here) deals with that.

                  3. "Yes, your right" but with budget / staff cuts we just haven't had the time".

                  ...unfortunately we live in the real world. I think it was the [email protected] that bit a lot of Admins in the butt when the patch had already been out for about 4 months before the virus actually hit.

                  Although you can subscribe to MS's security bulletins and get the info as soon as MS post it, I think a forum on security would still be useful as we all know there is the Microsoft way and the Real way of doing things.

                  Even if we can collate ideas / URL's in the forum with pointers on where to go, that would be useful.
                  If at first you dont succeed, Google it!

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                  • #10
                    Poll closed due to popular apathy
                    Tom Jones
                    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                    IT Trainer / Consultant
                    Ossian Ltd
                    Scotland

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