The InfoSec Blog
22Nov/07

“Who ya gonna call?” Certainly not qualified experts!

This from a Friend in Australia:

The Australian Government is wasting over $100 million on "free" "Internet content filtering" software for home computers (http://www.netalert.gov.au/), and in the latest move, the opposition - which stands a very good chance of becoming the government after Saturday's election - is now taking advice from a 16-year-old kid on its Internet policy (see
http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/schoolboy-whiz-helps-draft-labor-cyber-policy/2007/11/21/1195321833867.html
).

Security theater of the highest order. Words fail me.

"Security theater"? That's one of Bruce Schneier's lines. I'm surprised he hasn't mentioned this at his blog.

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Posted by Anton Aylward

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  1. Whaddya mean not a qualified expert?

    >>”Tom has a genuine understanding of cyber-safety issues being a digital native and having suffered such cyber-issues as computer addiction,” Senator Conroy said.

    I think he understands about all those internet tubes.


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