Suggested IT Text... Edit or destroy as fitting.
cozzi at cozziconsulting.com
Fri Jun 26 15:44:03 UTC 2009
Not to jump in with both feet, but here's some possible starting
text ideas for the "IT People Use Tor" section...
"IT Professionals use Tor:
* To verify IP based firewall rules: A firewall may have some
policies that only allow certain IP addresses or ranges. Tor can be used
to verify those configurations by using an IP number outside of the
company's alloted IP block.
* To bypass their own security systems for sensitive professional
activities: For instance, a company may have a strict policy regarding
the material employees can view on the internet. A log review reveals a
possible violation. Tor can be used to verify the information without an
exception being put into corporate security systems.
* To connect back to deployed services: A network engineer can use
Tor to remotely connect back to services, without the need for an
external machine and user account, as part of operational testing.
* To access internet resources: Acceptable use policy for IT Staff
and normal employees is usually different. Tor can allow unfettered
access to the internet while leaving standard security policies in place.
* To work around ISP network outages: Sometimes when an ISP is
having routing or DNS problems, Tor can make internet resources
available, when the actual ISP is malfunctioning. This can be invaluable
is crisis situations.
* The CTO is an asshat: Your CTO is a golf loving moron who hasn't
spent any time in front of a computer since 1988. He bought some crappy
appliance, which sits at the edge of your network, tracking your
activity, while you track everyone else's activity- including his. This
Mongolian Cluster Fuck never seems to end. Root Cause Analysis sessions
go on for days on end. Plans are made to DDOS his Comcast cable
connection, one of your assistants claims he can bed the CTOs wife, and
the accounting system is missing data (really- it's the CTOs missing
porn collection). Cooler heads prevail... you just install Tor and read
Ok, maybe the last one isn't salvageable. I gave it my best shot.
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