[Snort-sigs] [Emerging-Sigs] Off Topic: Information Security research paper help

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at ...3425...
Wed Apr 28 14:25:07 EDT 2010

What are you saying?  That using iThings leads to homosexual thoughts?

--On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 16:46:31 +0000 Mike Ferguson 
<mikemikeferg at ...2420...> wrote:

> Hello Snort and Emerging Threats communities, this is off-topic so I
> apologize in advance.  I am in the midst of a graduate thesis paper hinged
> around the Information Security environment and the use of Apple products. 
> My undergraduate degree was in Computer Science where I minored in
> Information Security (I am one of you, at least to a small degree).  My
> graduate degree is in Psychology with a focus on how technology, particularly
> the security aspect of technology, affects what we do, say, and think.  As
> such, I'm reaching out to the Information Security community for some help in
> this paper.
> Simply put I am trying to gather evidence to support two observations as well
> as a behavioral idiosyncrasy between a niche facet of the Information
> Technology field and subsequent behavioral attributes.  If you would, please
> take the time to respond to these two questions which are not mutually
> dependent on each-other.
> 1) Do you use Apple products for your Information Security duties, either
> exclusively, or occasionally?
> 2) Have you, at any point in your professional career (professional, being
> the key word, please do not respond with the context being prior to obtaining
> an Information Security job) entertained thoughts of homosexual behavior?
> Feel free to respond to the list or to me directly.  Thanks very much in
> advance to all who respond and again, I'm sorry for this off topic post but a
> good sampling from the Information Security industry is necessary for my
> results to be valid.
> Sincerely,
> Mike Ferguson
> ------------------------------
> Sent from my iPad

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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