Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Perspective of a Network Security Analyst

My job as depicted in a series of images.

Digital Guardian/User Authentication (Workstation, Application, and Database Access) - "None shall pass!"

Network Security Analysts - "Look, there's some lovely muck over here!"

Our System Administrators - "Bring out your dead (systems)!"

Our Information Systems Manager - "It's Much Too Perilous (for you to have that digital forensics tool or Linux OS to do your job)! By the way, we're still working out the kinks in Digital Guardian (aka The Black Knight). Isn't that great software control software!"

Management/Ticket Review - "We are the knights who say ... (something entirely different every day/week/year from what we said we wanted earlier). And, how do you know what you know?"

Fellow Corporate Employees: the Great Insider Threat - "Very small rocks float."

The Very Real External Threat with Sharp Pointy Teeth

The Company's Perception of What My Group Can Do

SSO to our Intranet - "Answer me these riddles three, then you may pass!"

And, so it goes!


Ahh John, what great insight!! I really enjoyed this, thanks!!
JB this is a work of true inspiration.

The internet was not in use at the time of The Holy Grail (1975). However I'm certain that the Monty Python team subliminally had in mind network security as the film's guiding theme.

Added to your finely selected sequence of corporate actors, quests and technical problems is this clip of the Bunny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

I think it captures how you, the system administrator, not unlike a brave sir knight, are led into the valley of death only to be bitten alotby a mega-virus, ie aforesaid Bunny.

I'm exploring how Monty Python warned of 9/11.

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