In my previous post I reacted to Rich Mogull delving into the idea of a government agency being allowed to clean or isolate compromised systems. I wanted to pull out one idea and just bring it up without hopefully beating it to death; a “something to think about” moment.
Compare and contrast the feelings of a government having the ability to control, clean, or isolate your computer system with the ability for a corporate security officer to control, clean, or isolate your computer system at work. I won’t wax on about it, but just sit back and think about it beyond just who owns the assets, but also the value of some measure of privacy both at home or at work. It’s a good exercise! We get very passionate about privacy at home, so should we bother with thinking about it a litle bit for workers at work?