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From: tcleary2 at (
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>> Isn't the complete lack of naming standardization in the AV industry
>> simply amazing? Imagine that were the case in science, particular
>> medicine...
>No shit.  They should at least get together and come up with some common
>naming convention.  They need to make some common "naming authority", 
>not difficult, we do it all the time with other software and as 
>in all scientific disciplines.  Otherwise, things become very convoluted
>for us in the know.  This is irrelevant to the general population,
>but is necessary for the people who have to deal with these things.

Of course, you're making the assumption that IT Security Professionals 
deserve/get the respect of having a formal "body of knowledge" recognised 
by Academia and Government rather than just being a bunch of ungrateful 
malcontents fulminating in the wilderness instead of knuckling down to 
life as the hired hands of the Corporate Finance section like we bloody 
well should, right?

Let the flames begin.   ;-)

Tom Cleary - Security Architect

CSC Perth

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