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Des vigiles invisibles: Les administrateurs-réseaux et la sécurité informatique

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to describe the activity of Network Administrators, in analyzing the ways used to manage the critical situations and alerts which punctuate the ordinary operations of computer networks. Our empirical material leads us to identify different kinds of risks and the manners to anticipate and manage them. To spot, qualify and make tangible, vulnerabilities, these professionals have to hold inquiries. Their works suffer a lack of gratitude from the other actors who conceive the network as a magical world running without human intervention. Administrators try to convince users of the need for some collective vigilance. By so doing, they hope their activities will be made visible and will appeal to a sense of responsibility towards technical devices. In this way, the Virtual has not killed the Real but, on the contrary, has given a has given a most important substance to it.
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Francis Chateauraynaud, Patrick Trabal. Des vigiles invisibles: Les administrateurs-réseaux et la sécurité informatique. Annals of Telecommunications - annales des télécommunications, Springer, 2007, 62, pp.1293-1311. ⟨10.1007/BF03253319⟩. ⟨hal-03016240⟩

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