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CNET News: Gartner Commentary: Hype is the real issue [MS "Bug Anarchy"]

Oct 19, 2001, 00:58 (18 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to David Walser for this link. ]

"The comments of Microsoft's Scott Culp, manager of the company's security response center, echo a common refrain in a long, ongoing battle over information. Discussions of morality regarding the distribution of information go way back and are very familiar. Several centuries ago, for example, the church tried to squelch Copernicus' and Galileo's theory of the sun being at the center of the solar system, and in the 20th century Darwin's writings about the theory of evolution were banned in a number of states in the United States.

... In truth, the responsibility for information security falls to the entire IT community--software companies, security firms, businesses and individuals. None should shoulder the whole blame for security lapses. Rather, the efforts of all parties contribute to a continuous process of improvement. The more widely vulnerabilities become known, the more quickly they get fixed."

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