[AusNOG] Risks to country and business infrastructure

Chris Macko chrismackozdell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 20:35:54 EST 2019

Mind you we can move that decision in our favour by boosting Darwin as
hydro agricultural hub and supplying China Indonesia and India with at
least 20% of their fresh fruit and veg produce. It’s an achievable plan.

But our government does require to scan all incoming and outgoing
containers and know exactly what China may or may not bring to the country.
That’s a real necessity.

I’m sure America has that capability already whether they share it with
Australia is another story. Who knows behind the scenes there’s stacked
layers of secrets knowledge and imagination.

I’m going to keep it quiet and see if we have any more responses at this
stage. It’s about time we all started sharing the gaps and I’ll work hard
with my team on fixing them.


On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 at 6:30 pm, Chris Macko <chrismackozdell at gmail.com>

> Further, For now things appear to be safe but a snare has been set and
> things go to motion if anyone attempts to use this risk against our
> democratic process. I’m not at liberty to share details.
> As for the NT minister responsible for renting out port of Darwin to China
> for 100 years (and don’t get me wrong I do like the Chinese just feel they
> may become a force to be reckoned with in future that needs to be managed
> carefully as I like our existing cultural fit) what were you thinking?
> Please come to Port Hedland so we can show you our gratitude.
> Chris
> On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 at 6:14 pm, Chris Macko <chrismackozdell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> You do realise how easy it is to get ammonium nitrate in WA goldfields
>> and even easier on Australian Opal fields? Not even requirements for cctv
>> from governance bodies for storage locations so completely lack of regard
>> for explosives security in that area exposed.
>> Matey pull your finger maybe the little pinky and start taking this
>> seriously. I’d hate for our stock market to take a crash just because China
>> wanted a bit of backlash against us and America and found a gap within our
>> technology layer on this front.
>> Now wouldn’t that be an easy way to take control of our country? Forget
>> about weapons of mass destruction one risk toppling all corporations in one
>> foul swoop.
>> No words from ASX lads? Or don’t they tune in to tech related network
>> operators groups. Beware I’m sure that our Chinese friends are making calls
>> right this instant as a result of these troubling factors.
>> Christopher-Edward Macko
>> On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 at 9:21 am, Mark Newton <newton at atdot.dotat.org>
>> wrote:
>>> On 5 Sep 2019, at 11:55 PM, Chris Macko <chrismackozdell at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Examples of this include TIA942 and the Uptime Institute specs
>>> requiring bullet proof glass yet no one has a procedure to stop 1kg let
>>> alone 100kg of servers filled with explosives from entering our data
>>> centres disguised as normal server equipment within fully racks brought in
>>> by clients during colo moves.
>>> That’s a bit of a movie-plot threat, though.
>>> If an adversary has reached the point where that’s a sensible tack for
>>> them to take, I’m going to offer that nothing your company does is going to
>>> be capable of stopping them because your imagination is unlikely to be as
>>> good as theirs, and we’re well into the realm of heavy law enforcement or
>>> light military response.
>>> I expect that most of this community’s denizens will find that they’re
>>> protected from this (supposed) threat by being in multiple locations in any
>>> case. Unless you’re going to up the movie plot stakes by saying the
>>> adversary is in all of them at the same time.
>>> (Can I also point out that the threat posed by smuggled explosives is
>>> indistinguishable from the threat posed by earthquake, flood, or fire, and
>>> companies with business continuity plans capable of withstanding completely
>>> predictable natural disasters have no need to invest additional stress into
>>> dealing with the next Die Hard sequel? You’re either prepared or you
>>> aren’t; And everyone already knows how to prepare, they just differ in how
>>> much they want to spend doing it)
>>>   - mark
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