Fake experts always misspel HIPAA

by Anton Chuvakin

Related link: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-21-200…

Here is the reliable sign to tell a fake security compliance expert: they always misspel HIPAA as (gasp!) 'HIPPA'. This press release is one of the best examples of what not do (unless your purpose is to look dumb, of course :-)) - misspel the name of the regulation when trying to sell services helping with it.


2005-11-22 09:11:36
fake speling expert?
Did you spell it 'misspel' (twice) on purpose?
2005-11-22 09:45:39
fake speling expert?
I just didn't want to use the classic miskates so I inveted the new one: mispel, which I the misspelled as misspel :-)
2005-11-22 10:06:48
You realize, of course, that Counterpane is Bruce Schneier's company, right? I'd hardly call him a fake expert. His PR flacks might not be able to spell, but I'd that's hardly an indication of the quality of their security consulting.
2005-11-22 11:43:30
FAKE experts?
Sorry, Anton, but misspelling an abbreviation in a press release doesn't mean that you're not an expert. And calling Counterpane "fake" means you've missed something yourself -- there are a lot of posers out there, but Schneier is the real deal.