[AusNOG] Risks to country and business infrastructure

Chris Macko chrismackozdell at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 13:44:37 EST 2019

Hi Phillip

Thanks for that, from memory I already reached out to them the last time I
mentioned this issue but I’ll try again.

Have a good day.


On Tue, 10 Sep 2019 at 10:22 am, Phillip Grasso <phillip.grasso at gmail.com>

> suggest you work with The National Security Hotline (NSH) 1800 123 400. I
> think that might be a better direction for your msg.
> On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 at 20:15, 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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