This note is a request for the (ISC)2 staff to correct an error on the main isc2.org Members Only drop down from the home page.
Under the first column is the term Digital Certificates. Clicking on that term leads to a file download window, allowing download of a PDF file of the member's (ISC)2 Certification certificate.
Please change that phrase to Download Your Certificate as PDF.
Within the infosec community the term digital certificate has a very specific technical meaning with regard to the world of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), asymmetric encryption, server certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS), and digital signatures (not to be confused with electronic signatures). A major portion of our (ISC)2 membership deals directly with those PKI issues regularly, and has locked in on the technical definition. As a result, most of us see that item and think that (ISC)2 is running a Certification Authority (CA) server, and can issue PKI certificates to members, suitable for digitally signing and encrypting e-mail and other documents. Obviously, not so.
Since the term is used on a part of the (ISC)2 site accessible only to registered site users, that is members and certification aspirants, we should be using the correct terminology there, and not misleading members expecting a true PKI-based digital certificate.
I can't wait for the day when Bots (read AI) start self-generating code. That next AI induced robo call will get flagged. A lawsuit will commence.
Judge to the lawyer of the plaintiff: "We seem to have a problem getting representation for the Bot. Who wrote the code?"
Plaintiff's lawyer: "It seems to have been generated by AI, sir."
Judge: "So code developed code?"
Lawyer: "Yes sir."
There's a heavy echo through the chamber as the judge whacks his gavel on the desk.
Judge: "I rule in favor of AI!"
Gazillions of bits light up the Net as more Bots start churning out AI code in response.
Maybe then the lunacy will stop?
Is it entirely inappropriate that I laughed, quite audibly, at this?
Several members of my team just looked at me as if I'd introduced a RAT to the finance systems.
> HTCPCP-TEA (Newcomer III) posted a new reply in Member Support on 10-09-2018
> Is it entirely inappropriate that I laughed, quite audibly, at this? Â Several
> members of my team just looked at me as if I'd introduced a RAT to the finance
It is a comfort to know that one brings joy to people's lives simply by one's existence ...
(It is, of course, quite possible that one does not exist, and is simply an artificial intelligence experiment gone horribly wrong, and hooked up to various email addresses ...)