Most auditors and security analysts have never performed a wastebasket audit. Why do a trashcan audit?
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If you probe networks, systems, and applications, you need a GOOJ card to protect yourself and your job.
In How to Stay Out of Jail, I recommended that anyone who scans, probes, or pokes networks, systems, or devices should always carry a get-out-of-jail (GOOJ) card. I also provided some reasons why such a card is critical.
If you work in information security or IT audit (and I don’t mean IT SOX audit), I’d advise you to carry a “get-out-of-jail” (GOOJ) card at all times. In short, get permission before you do your dirty work.
1. Appeal to personal lives – Helping people deal with security issues at home tells them you care about THEM, not just company systems and data.
Is it really true that one person’s trash is another person’s cash or treasure? It depends. When was the last time a trash can near you contained anything like this?