Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I'll argue the point

The author of this WatchGuard really admires Skype's ability to evade firewall controls and thereby void security policy. While Skype might be hard to block, it is easy to detect and the author seems to have forgotten the most effective countermeasure for preventing the use of any tool: public executions.

If all of the network's users are aware of the consequences of violating policy (and know it's being enforced), incidents won't occur that often. As a former network hitman, I've seen this one in action. No matter what you think of it, it's a method that does work.