> I think the issue of how you control what goes onto your
> network is a fundamental one. If someone you don't know
> can plug his/her machine (say, to the wall plate) and be
> on the network, all the bets are off.
> A question: does your boss understand that?
Any machine or network port you can get physical access to
is a potential end to your security. In most cases, it's
a very trivial problem.
This will only be solved by proper authentication (kerberos, etc.
to a certain level) and encryption of everything (to another level).
You have to trust your employees to some extent. It's more
important, usually, to get work done than to hamper work with
false security measures. When real security is available,
it'll be a different story.
> Tenna Sakai
> Miles Research Center
> (Soon to be Bayer Research Center)
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