* Posts by forumusernamealreadytaken

5 posts • joined 20 Nov 2019

When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games


Re: It's all in the 'title'

The passport office website says, inter alia, engineer with professional qualifications, photographer (professional) and travel agent (qualified). It seems more about identity than your actual job.

Apparently the BCS membership and the BCS CITP counts too.

Bizarre, I think I got my CITP free with a packet of corn flakes. Costs me £200 a year for the privilege of knowing I am chartered, but no one has ever shown any interest in it and I think I got it simply by saying I'd done stuff.

A quick google around shows one anonymous random person saying that they checked with the passport office and the passport office accepts a CITP https://www.certforums.com/threads/bcs-affiliate-passport.36357/

Internet Society CEO: Most people don't care about the .org sell-off – and nothing short of a court order will stop it


Re: Vanilla TLD WANTED

.io British Indian Ocean Territory

The (erstwhile) denizens of the Chagos Islands might disagree ?

UK public sector IT chiefs shrug off breach threats: The data we hold isn't that important


wrong question perhaps?

Maybe they asked the wrong IT Chiefs. The people they asked may have thought in terms of business impact level for their data, come to 1 or 2, ie OFFICIAL or OFFICIAL - SENSITIVE, thought that as they were not part of the high threat club that their data was important, but not _that_ important. Then they rank it against "private sector" and as they don't know what the business impact for private sector data is, they assume it's 4 or 5, so they say public sector data is less important than private sector.

Maybe it is less important ... otherwise why would my company directorships be on the public internet, my electoral details be in a book anyone can read (along with the age of anyone about to be eligible to vote), my web domain registration available for anyone to dig, etc etc blah blah blah.

A better question would be "what is the impact level of this data and how do you protect it: National Insurance numbers, tax returns, confidential medical records, passport details" then same question for "CVV, PAN, what I had for breakfast, how much I paid for my house, what I bought from Amazon, who I like on facetwit, pharmaceutical company pre-patent research"

Royal Bank of Scotland IT contractor ban sparks murmurs of legal action


Re: Tiny Violin

Maybe .. except contractors are utterly disposable resources who can be laid off with 1 week's notice and can be replaced with another monkey from the tree when you find out that the contractor and the agency colluded in selling you a pig in a poke.

1Password hopes to cross some items off its todo list with help from $200m in venture capital


I will sell you my paper password notebook for £199million


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