Bruce Schneier makes a case in an article in
the March, 2001 issue of ACM Communications
that ultimately the insurance industry will
resolve the issue of network security. He
states that corporations will start treating
network security as another risk to be managed,
like fire or theft, and get insurance companies
to insure against problems, that is, "hacker"
insurance. The insurance companies will offer
breaks to corporations that use hardware/software
solutions with the better track records. The
market being what it is, this will drive better
Interesting idea. Might be right.
Jerry Walsh wrote:
>> And for more backup:
>> IIS: Time To Just Say No
> - It's been a difficult year for IIS (Internet Information Server),
> Microsoft's flagship Web sever. The most import question that needs to be
> asked regarding IIS is, "Why are so many large corporations still using this
> highly insecure, flawed product?"
>> At 10:06 30/05/01 +0000, you wrote:
> >On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 11:41:18PM +0100 or thereabouts,
> >hippy at oceanfree.net wrote:
> > >
> > > just reading the news and found below,
> > > hope soom one gets some thing form it.
> > >
> > > Insurer Considers Microsoft NT High-Risk
> > >
> > > http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2766045,00.html> > >
> > > J.S. Wurzler Underwriting Managers, one of the first companies
> > > to offer hacker insurance, has begun charging clients 5 percent
> > > to 15 percent more if they use Microsoft's Windows NT software
> > > in their Internet operations.
> > >
> > > The company, consisting of only eight employees, is being closely
> > > watched by many of the larger insurance companies. It is believed
> > > that other insurers will follow Wurzler's lead.
> >Now *that* means the battle is won!
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