Chicken Little Entrepreneurs

Written by Mike Banks Valentine

Chicken Little is hurrying Umbrella 'neath her wing.

She thinksrepparttar sky is falling fast So goes to tellrepparttar 132035 King.

But, after she has spreadrepparttar 132036 news And all is told and said

The good old King just laughs at her And sends her home instead.

That is a very wise old King and I'd love him in charge now.

Technology vendors think they can saverepparttar 132037 world and they are using terrorism to sell snake oil to government and industry. Acting like Chicken Little, they run to government with a technology based "solution" to terror. But somehow our King, anxious to appear to be doing something about terrorism, agrees thatrepparttar 132038 sky is falling and buys her tech toys instead of laughing and sending Chicken Little home.

The following is a quote from a Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania interview with Tom Siebel of Siebel Systems, a manufacturer of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software for big business.

"Tom Siebel has been attacked for his proposal to use Siebel software to sniff out terrorist plots. In February, Siebel told a Congressional committee that a specially tailored Siebel system might have deterredrepparttar 132039 Sept. 11 attacks.

"Security agencies can use this technology to maintain a 'logically' centralized although physically disparate consolidated view of terrorist-related information gathered from multiple sources and channels and make this information immediately accessible to authorized personnel inrepparttar 132040 homeland security network," Siebel testified. "This is not an opportunistic capitalization of tragic events. This is a combined effort betweenrepparttar 132041 U.S. government and private enterprise to avoid a repeat of September 11th."

He added that since November of last year, various government and non-profit agencies have purchasedrepparttar 132042 Siebel Homeland Security product to anticipate, track, prevent, and respond to national security threats." (Free membership required to read, checkrepparttar 132043 privacy policy.)

Siebel Homeland Security product? Wow! Can I get a copy for my laptop and another for my PDA? Must be a hot selling item, and it's working like a charm, too. I wonder why it's not available worldwide, since it IS so effective? It seems that between Larry Ellison and his National ID database and Tom Siebel's Homeland Security product we've gotrepparttar 132044 problem of terrorism licked. But wait, it seems thatrepparttar 132045 hardware guys want a piece ofrepparttar 132046 snake oil action.

"If we had advanced (technology) tools in place prior to Sept. 11, it is almost certain that some ofrepparttar 132047 terrorists would have been detained and possibly some ofrepparttar 132048 plots would have been foiled," said a report from Progressive Policy Institute, a Washington research center associated withrepparttar 132049 Clinton-Gore administration.

Two Simple Security Steps for your Web Site

Written by Alan Grissett

This article offers several security issues that every Web site owner or developer should be aware of.It's important to be aware of these issues because for many organizations, a Web site is an integral part of their processes, and any downtime can result in costly maintenance work, lost business, or upset customers.

First and foremost, you should only grant access to those who need access. For example, if you will berepparttar only one uploading files torepparttar 132034 site, no one else should have FTP privileges. If there is only one person in your organization who needs access to financial data related torepparttar 132035 Web site, only that person should be able to accessrepparttar 132036 billing records for your account. This also applies to any ofrepparttar 132037 other features or services that are accessible by administrators ofrepparttar 132038 Web site.

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