[MFD] RE: [IDS] RE: [WIMS] MPSA Security Article

[MFD] RE: [IDS] RE: [WIMS] MPSA Security Article

[MFD] RE: [IDS] RE: [WIMS] MPSA Security Article

Murdock, Joe jmurdock at sharplabs.com
Wed Feb 9 21:47:30 UTC 2011



I've made a few suggested update inline:







From: ids-bounces at pwg.org [mailto:ids-bounces at pwg.org] On Behalf Of
William Wagner
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 1:11 PM
To: 'Michael Sweet'
Cc: mfd at pwg.org; ids at pwg.org; wims at pwg.org
Subject: [IDS] RE: [WIMS] MPSA Security Article


Many thanks to Michael for his comments...they have been reflected in
the text.  Any more comments, suggestions additions or deletions?  I
would like to send this to Jim by tomorrow afternoon.




Bill Wagner


From: Michael Sweet [mailto:msweet at apple.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 5:46 PM
To: William Wagner
Cc: wims at pwg.org; ids at pwg.org; mfd at pwg.org
Subject: Re: [WIMS] MPSA Security Article


On Feb 6, 2011, at 12:56 AM, William Wagner wrote:

	An updated version reflecting comments made during the February
face-to-face is posted at :




	This includes a short biblio and a set of survey questions.


	Comments and corrections are solicited. It is our objective to
finalize this information and send it to MPSA by  10 February so that it
can be posted next weekend.


Comments (on the PDF version):


Page 3: At the end of the first paragraph under "Log Generation and
Availability", you have "... is often required for security purposes,
(audit log), sometimes with alerts ..." - I don't think you meant to put
commas around the parenthetical "audit log"...


Page 3: Paragraph starting with "Although the most secure approach"
doesn't finish the thought. I think combining the first two sentences
makes it clearer, e.g.:


	Although the most secure approach is for devices to continually
send out log information to an external repository as events occur, this
is often neither practical nor justifiable.


Page 7: Question 6 is multiple choice, right?


Page 8: Question 7 could also be multiple choice for a, b, or c... My
recommendation would be to break this into two questions: "If you are
implementing logging, where is it kept?" and "How to you implement
billing?" with "Logs", "Simple copy count", "other", and "not
implementing billing".


Otherwise shaping up very nicely - thanks for working on this, Bill!



Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair




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