Bait and Switch tactics you should be aware of
It is common for companies offering network security to
bring in a very experienced "High Powered" security
professional to meet you during negotiations to justify
the company's $300/hour or so consulting rates and get
you to sign a very one-sided contract. They then provide
someone with little network security experience or talent
that just got back from a one or two week introductory
training course at Cisco. They won't even provide the novice
outside of business hours, just a receptionist to take
a message that no one will get until the next business
Is the novice worth $300/hour to you? Of course not. Welcome
to Bait and Switch! It is how big companies make their big
money at your expense. We do not think it is ethical and
we do not do it! We charge far less for far better talent
24x7 and there's no minimum per month or restrictive contract!
With us, you always will working directly with Bob Toxen,
a top notch world-class "High Powered" network
security expert who has published several books on computer
security through Prentice Hall, one of the most respected
technical publishers in the world. His books also are available
in Japanese, Chinese, Czech, and Polish. He just published
an article on Linux security in the May/June 2007 issue of
the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM's) QUEUE Magazine.
Bob Toxen has been doing network security exclusively since
2000 and doing Linux since 1995 and Unix since 1974, including
kernel programming on both platforms! Bob Toxen is one of
the 162 recognized developers of Berkeley Unix. He has advised
President George W. Bush. Despite this, Mr. Toxen is available
to handle emergencies 24x7.
During negotiations, ask them to provide you with the credentials
of the person who you will be working directly with.
Did he or she publish any books on security? Has she been
doing Linux for over 10 years? Has he been doing Unix (Linux's
close relative) for 30 years? Did he advise the President?
Can she analyze network traffic by the packet and byte to
find networking problems? Will he be available Sunday night
or during his vacation when you have an emergency? If they
cannot answer yes to these questions they cannot compare
to use, regardless of their name!
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