Ready to get your federal computer license?

William Warren hescominsoon at
Sun Aug 30 22:16:58 CDT 2009

On 8/28/2009 6:11 PM, Peter Beckman wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Hiers, David wrote:
>> Governments already license stock brokers, pilots, commercial drivers,
>> accountants, engineers, all sorts of people whose mistakes can be
>> measured in the loss of hundreds of lives and millions of dollars.
>  "'The power company allowed their network security to be comprimised 
> by a
>   single Windows computer connected to the Internet in the main control
>   facility, so we unplugged the entire Internet to mitigate the attack,'
>   said Senator Rockefeller, the author of the bill that enabled the
>   President to take swift action after an unknown hacker used the 
> Internet
>   to break into Brominion Power's main control facility and turn off the
>   power to the entire East Coast.  'It will remain unplugged and 
> nobody in
>   the US will be allowed to connect to the Internet until the power is 
> back
>   on and this hacker is brought to justice.'
>   Authorities are having a difficult time locating the hacker due to the
>   unavailability of the Internet and electricity, and cannot communicate
>   with lawmakers via traditional means due to the outage.  A formal 
> request
>   to turn the power and Internet back on was sent on a pony earlier this
>   afternoon to lawmakers in DC."
>  Can't wait.
> Beckman
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> Peter Beckman                                                  
> Internet Guy
> beckman at                                 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

More information about the NANOG mailing list