[Owasp-Malaysia] Social network sites: Block or not?
muzamir at pahang.gov.my
Thu Jul 15 04:31:55 EDT 2010
I just wanna give the contra on this matter :
if we allow Social Network at all time
- network traffic will be high and might be disturb other services that use it
if we block social network at all time
- staff will bring their own netbook and use 3g broadband to surf the
if we block social network at certain time
- staff might use the certain (after office hour) to surf the social
network and claim for OT...
Muzamir bin Mokhtar,
Pegawai Teknologi Maklumat (F44)
Bahagian Teknologi Maklumat
Pej SUK Pahang
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:20:56 +0800
From: BRIAN RITCHIE <esqbrianritchie at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Owasp-Malaysia] Social network sites: Block or not?
To: David Fetter <david at fetter.org>
Cc: owasp-malaysia at lists.owasp.org
> I am gonna echo David on this. Trust me, if you have me as an employee and
> you block Twitter/FB, I'll find a way through and probably puncture more
> holes in your infra. I'd rather you allocate certain hours/time limits per
> day for stuff like this like Creative Malaysia ( Sound system) does. Very
> interesting approach.
> -BRIAN RITCHIE
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM, David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:21:41PM -0500, Mohd Fazli Azran wrote:
>> > Hi guy!!,
>> > Long time not write something for your. Just wanna to share about
>> > this article. It about *"Should companies block Facebook, Twitter
>> > and LinkedIn?" . *Should your open or block for Social network. It
>> > up to you guy. On this article give some opinion.
>> Whatever benefit you imagine you might derive from treating your
>> employees like children, you will lose all of it and more because they
>> resent your heavy-handed tactics. You'll have created attackers
>> inside your trust boundary, and nothing's quite as nasty as that, from
>> every security perspective.
>> If you want to make a policy about which sites people visit, making
>> that policy written, clear, in advance, and with reasons enunciated
>> and questionable is *much* more effective than encouraging your
>> employees to punch you (and your firewalls, etc.) when you establish
>> silly and arbitrary network outages. Trying to block ports and IPs is
>> stupid, wasteful, counter-productive, and, of course, ineffective.
>> That said, I find multiple threats and attack vectors from Facebook
>> itself, which acts pretty much an attacker when it comes to anything a
>> Facebook user ever connects to. In the process of violating their
>> users' privacy, something they have an extensive track record of doing
>> as a matter of routine, they violate most access control policies.
>> Stated that way, it's much easier to convince people that Facebook is
>> a problem.
>> > Regards,
>> > Mohd Fazli Azran
>> > OWASP Malaysia Chapter Leader
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