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Competition

Another point that has to be discussed is competition : a large part of attacks (virii, hacks, ...) come from asian countries, which underlines a certain awareness from those countries to security problems, and it's a well-known fact that the cost of an asian worker is far below all others, so do industrialised countries have reasons to fear the asiatic market ?

There have already been studies showing that the US for example were hiring more and more asian workers, especially for technology related jobs. What's more, such jobs could be carried out through the internet from a far distance.
However, according to most IT Security Specialists, pen-tests are quite tricky to perform remotely from a foreign country, and so, even if the asian alternative exists, there is no need to fear the competition. Some of them even think that being a local enterprise (particulary a french one) is an advantage (cf Interview of Patrick Chambet). By the way, another argument is that even if there are skilled people in Asia when it comes to perform piracy actions, asian networks (especially japanese ones) are considered by pirates as being very badly secured .


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Christian Vincenot 2004-04-12