>From: rmck @
com (Bob McKisson)
>I'm still puzzled. Why are folks still so spun up about SATAN? If
>their operations are properly protected...what is the problem?
>Apparently there are some CEO/CIO's out there who are not doing their
>jobs, and that's why the sysadmin community is all atwitter.
Bingo! <*hammer hitting nail on head*>
The most recent issue of _Information Week_ led with SATAN as a cover
story. They surveyed a group of 100 IS managers; More than 70% claimed
that network security was of primary importance, but over 60% of that
group had *no* automated security procedures in place.
SATAN is nothing more than a library of known problems...all right, let's
call it an *active* library. In any case, there are no secrets in SATAN;
if anything, the program is merely calling the bluff of those who have
sloughed off their responsibilities.