Hi Jim, Wow, that's a flimsy connect-the-dots if I've ever seen one :-) We could have fun with this but I don't want to stray 100% off-topic (if we not there already).
Very coincidentally, I watched South Park Season 10 Episode 6 after my first post. I rest my case. I'm sure Al Gore's appearance was a pure Left Coast feel-good kumbaya "we're doing something to help because we care" type of deal. I hope you don't take my criticism too serially. > As Gary pointed out, there is a 1000-1 "Marketer vs attendee" ratio I guess the bright side is that the female to male ratio was a bit more even :-) Cheers, Stephen On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 3:53 AM, Jim Manico <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > No, there is not a direct connection but Green and InfoSec do have a few > degrees of connection. > > InfoSec -> Is a part of -> IT -> manages -> Datacenters -> suck up 3% of > word power -> is becoming more expensive - > Green - > Al Gore > > > RSA conferences *were *focused on infosec, and on cryptography in > particular > > RSA is a Marketing/Fluff event - As Gary pointed out, there is a 1000-1 > "Marketer vs attendee" ratio. Case and point: SANS is teaching there now! :D > > - Jim > > > Jim, > > In response to Stephen's question, you wrote... > > > > What does 'green technology' have to do with infosec? > > > Data centerers worldwide use at least 3% of all global electricity. With > the growing cost of oil/power - most large corporations are looking for > ways to reduce power consumption at their data centers. Google is > building new database centers near cheap power, cheap land, and cheap > water. Sun has "bet the farm" on Green issues. IBM and Intel have > green/sustainability departments as well. > http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Infrastructure/Disruptive-Forces-Sun-Microsystems/ > > Maybe I need someone to connect the dots for me, but IMO, your response > _still_ doesn't adequately answer Stephen's question. > > You addressed why 'green technology' is good in general and why businesses > are pursuing it, but not what it has to do w/ information security. Certainly, > if there is a connection here, is is not a direct one. > > I don't want to speak for Stephen (but will anyways ;-), but I think it's > unfair > to interpret his remark as implying that green technology is bad or some sort > of voodoo. In the context, I think his concern was that in the past, the RSA > conferences were focused on infosec, and on cryptography in particular. > Apparently, > based on Stephen and gem's comments, it seems to have lost its focus. I think > that's all that was being implied here. > > -kevin > --- > Kevin W. Wall Qwest Information Technology, [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: > 614.215.4788 > "The reason you have people breaking into your software all > over the place is because your software sucks..." > -- Former White House cyber-security adviser, Richard Clarke, > at eWeek Security Summit > > > This communication is the property of Qwest and may contain confidential or > privileged information. Unauthorized use of this communication is strictly > prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication > in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply e-mail and destroy > all copies of the communication and any attachments. > > > > > -- > Jim Manico, Senior Application Security Engineer > [EMAIL PROTECTED] | [EMAIL PROTECTED] > (301) 604-4882 (work) > (808) 652-3805 (cell) > > Aspect Security™ > Securing your applications at the sourcehttp://www.aspectsecurity.com > >
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