QA lead takes third in RSA Security Challenge

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QA lead takes third in RSA Security Challenge

Postby TimA-p40 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:41 am

David Lindsay (One of our test leads) attended the RSA security conference this past week and entered the Interactive Testing Challenge (not a Hacker challenge) :). He was a finalist the first day and ended up taking third place in the challenge. David is just one example of great people we have on our staffs that live the Cultural Belief "Be the Standard". See the link below from the winners blog. The winner of the contest is a writer with Network Computing magazine.

Kudos David for representing the Church in such a positive way!

-Tim
Director of QA

http://www.networkcomputing.com/blog/dailyblog/archives/2007/02/for_hackers_by.html

http://it.slashdot.org/it/07/02/19/0113201.shtml

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Postby thedqs » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:44 pm

I remember reading about this before. Thanks for posting more information.
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Postby russellhltn » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:44 am

So are we going to see this show up in "The Church in the News"? :D

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Postby thedqs » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:59 pm

I don't know, but if they don't explain the purpose of the event correctly, then people might think that church employees are trying to always break into other systems. :D
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Postby russellhltn » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:09 pm

Ah. I guess explaining the concept of a white hat hacker is a little to deep? :D

I guess the best analogy is it's like the guy who goes around the ward meeting house each night checking the locks. Trying to find the unlatched doors before the bad guys do.

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Postby thedqs » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:45 pm

RussellHltn wrote:I guess the best analogy is it's like the guy who goes around the ward meeting house each night checking the locks. Trying to find the unlatched doors before the bad guys do.


That is a good analogy since I know the person that does that (and has been doing it for the past 15 years) for my old stake.

Of course from the pratical standpoint, it takes a hacker to stop a hacker. (Somewhat like that show "It takes a theif")
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Postby russellhltn » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:24 pm

thedqs wrote:like that show "It takes a theif"


That's a better analogy. If only the guy didn't have such a cocky attitude it would be perfect.


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