BT strike could affect internet and phone connections

andrew.wallace andrew.wallace at
Thu May 27 19:57:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 7:23 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 May 2010 10:42:37 PDT, "andrew.wallace" said:
>> Look at it from an attackers point of view. If you're thinking about carrying
>> out an electronic jihad of some kind when is the best time? A normal working
>> day or during an engineers strike that only happens once every 23 years?
> A co-worker of mine was asked by somebody high in the US government in late
> 1999 if he was worried about attackers trying to pull something on New Year's.
> Randy thought for a moment, and said "Hell no. There's going to be 3 zillion
> engineers and programmers watching for any minor hiccup that day. The time to
> pull something would be late January, when everybody's relaxed and stopped
> worrying".
> The room got very quiet... :)

Are you *still* using the same threat models as you were 11 years ago?



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