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Mozilla develops Minion security testing framework  18 January 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Mozilla Foundation is developing an open source security framework called Minion and plans to release a beta version in the first quarter of 2013. Minion will allow developers to subject their web applications to a security check.
 
Should 'good' hackers be protected by law?  17 January 2013 
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A Dutch MP who brought to light a security gap on a medical site is himself being accused of hacking crimes, pulling him into an ongoing debate in the Netherlands over 'ethical hacking.'
 
January 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Security  03 January 2013 
Source: LinuxJournal - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Years ago, I had the brilliant idea that all my users in the finance department should have complex passwords. This made perfect sense to everyone, since dealing with millions of dollars of revenue is something that should be secured. So, the passwords were changed with complexity requirements enforced.
 
5 tips to retain great security talent  03 January 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
You want the best on your security team. And once you have them, you want to keep them happy and keep them in your organization. Three security career and management experts weigh in on what security managers need to do to retain top-notch security talent.
 
7 deadly sins of cloud computing  03 January 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Automation, cost savings, and data redundancy -- no wonder cloud adoption is tempting. The CISO can rest easy knowing there is no vice in moving to the cloud to reap these rewards. What may keep her up at night is not knowing how many missteps the enterprise is making in the process.
 
How to set up a safe and secure Web server  24 December 2012 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Fifteen years ago, you weren't a participant in the digital age unless you had your own homepage. Even in the late 1990s, services abounded to make personal pages easy to build and deploy—the most famous is the now-defunct GeoCities, but there were many others (remember Angelfire and Tripod?). These were the days before the "social" Web, before MySpace and Facebook.
 
How Linux reads your fingerprints, helps national security  24 December 2012 
Source: Tech Radar - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Gunnar Hellekson has many awesome-sounding job titles. He's the chief technology strategist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group, where he works with government departments to show them how open source can meet their needs, and with systems integrators to show them what they can do to provide the government with what it needs.
 
Using security metrics to measure human awareness  17 October 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It's been said that security is hard to measure. Producing measurable results around a lack of problems or incidents is challenging. But the field of security metrics has evolved considerably in recent years, giving security managers more resources to make the case for investing in security programs and technologies.
 
Linux: It's Where the Jobs Are  26 September 2012 
Source: HP Security - Posted by Pooja Shah   
Demand for Linux talent is on the rise, but finding those professionals is difficult. Eight in 10 (81%) survey respondents say that hiring Linux talent is a priority in 2012. This pressing matter is particularly evident when Linux demand is compared to hiring in other skill sets: 63 percent of hiring managers are increasing Linux hires relative to jobs created in other skill areas.
 
Let someone break the rules to improve security  17 September 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The lessons I learned letting my son break the rules hold true for security, too. Here's why sometimes breaking a rule leads to better compliance: 1. It creates an opportunity for an individual to practice autonomy, on the condition that they live with the consequences. This allows an individual to be recognized, and feel respected.
 
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