> At 11:59 AM 6/23/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >As the subject states: How long does it take to become a firewall or
> internet security expert???
> >Years. Literally. And some people never do actually 'get it'.
> about a lot of things besides firewalls, too...:)
> >You certainly cannot become an expert in six weeks.
> Interesting point: there is running, on a bunch of local radio stations in
> the NJ area, an ad for a local diploma mill that promises to teach you how
> to be a 'respected internet consultant' dealing with such weighty things as
> "web servers, email, and firewalls". Included, from what I could glean in
Yeah, and the ads that run in the Bay Area on KCBS say that you don't even
need to own a computer. I feel that I should report this to the
Attorney-General under the heading of consumer fraud, both for the listeners
and their (unfortunate) customers.
It ain't a laughing matter.
> between stifled laughter, is an introduction to how to subscribe to internet
> mailing lists that keep you up to date on security, firewall, and business
> advertising issues.
> Totally NT, I know. But, the barbarians are at the gates in more ways than
> Bryan D. Boyle | LOGICAL: bdboyle @
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> SOHC #47 DOD who cares | HISTORICAL: HQ, 6th Battalion, Army of No. VA.
> "What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned
> from time to time, that its people preserve the spirit of resistance?"
> -Thomas Jefferson, 1787