Published: 2009-01-20
Last Updated: 2011-02-08 23:46:56 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)
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A friend of mine ChrisB was wondering how the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the USA will have an immediate impact on security professionals. "How are businesses and enterprises dealing with the Obama swearing in today? Have these companies used any counter measures to assure quality of service of their network due to employees utilizing higher amounts of bandwidth due to this great moment in history?" Other thoughts I have had, with the large number of people travelling to the event, what other information security implications are there? Lost laptops? Users accessing email and sensitive documents via Internet kiosks? Overwhelmed 802.11 wireless APs and cell phone services? New Obama related spam and malware? A new spate of attacks while everyone is paying attention to the event?

Let us know if you think of anything else.

Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.

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I'm not in the security department, but we are trying to have an internal online Centra session and the bandwidth (according to IT) is 100% used. It's not going very well. They issued an email telling people to use the Internet for work-specific tasks. We'll see how that goes!


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