[plug] Canberra Report

Jim Duffield jim44 at iinet.net.au
Mon May 27 05:58:58 UTC 2013

G'day Marlene,

Given that of all the committee members, none that I can observe from 
their biographies, have technical qualifications, be prudent in the 
consumption of content.

Have a look at the abbreviations, recognising that apart from those that 
are focussed on IT (and the report mistakenly calls this "Internet 
Technology" not Information Technology, and some are sadly, missing.  
How about:

OS - it is both Operating System (Windows, iOS (Apple), Linux, Android, 
etc), and Open Source,
RAM - Random Access Memory,
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium for standards,
DAFS - Direct Access File System,
Ethernet - is the most widely-installed local area network (LAN) 
Zbot - a malware toolkit that allows a cybercriminal to build his own 
Trojan Horse,
Trojan Horse - is a program in which malicious or harmful code is 
contained inside apparently harmless programming or data in such a way 
that it can get control and do its chosen form of damage. And on they 
go...  Report here:


The report has some useful recommendations, but ones IT environment 
(façade or OS) is not amongst them.

I note that the report, in its fullness, does not talk about the 
inherent weaknesses of particular OS, but its "security" proliferation 
implies that mostly this aspect appears focussed on users of Windows(c) 
with its inherent problems.  This is noteworthy given that Linux is 
quite popular across the world. 50 Places Linux is Running That You 
Might Not Expect 
is a worthwhile browse. This given that President Putin has directed 
that Russia will be a Linux nation by 2015, and it seen in use by NASA 
<http://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/pleiades.html>and Hollywood 
as clear illustrations of its security and graphics capabilities.

All in all, a little disappointed for a report targeted at IT security 
for this old man and ex community teacher of IT.




Jim Duffield PQG ___________ LINUX User #351552 ____________ 0405583977
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