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Honeynet Research Alliance Announced  05 December 2001 
Source: Honeynet Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Lance Spitzner, founder of the Honeynet Project, wrote in to tell us of the formation of the Honeynet Alliance, an effort to work with security organizations around the world to collaborate on the research and development of their project to learn the tools, tactics, and motives of the blackhat community, and share the lessons learned.. . .
Rainbow and Guardian Digital Team Up on Linux Security Acceleration  05 December 2001 
Source: PR Newswire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc. company and a leading solutions provider of digital content and transaction security, and Guardian Digital, the open source security company, today announced a strategic and technology partnership aimed at securing Linux-based transactions. This integrated . . .
Overview of LIDS, Part Four  03 December 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
This is the fourth and final installation of a four-part series devoted to the exploration of LIDS, a Linux kernel patch that will allow users to take away the all-powerful nature of root. The first article in this series offered an . . .
Secrets of Security Policy Development Revealed!  23 November 2001 
Source: Fred Avolio Consulting - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Fred shares his professional experience and describes what's required to write a security policy for your organization. "Anyone reading this can draft a corporate security policy, using the secrets I reveal in this column. All you need is a bit of guidance, which I provide herein by discussing where to begin, what components are needed, and what procedures to follow. Due to space limitations, my advice is fairly high level, but it should be enough to get you started.. . .
Secure future all at C  23 November 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Researchers at Cornell Uni. and AT&T labs have created a variant of the C programming language to build more secure apps. Eventually they want to build a secure OS immune to glitches like buffer overflows... "US researchers are working on a . . .
Overview of LIDS, Part Three  16 November 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
This is the third part of a four-part article devoted to the exploration of LIDS, a Linux kernel patch that will allow users to take away the all-powerful nature of root. The first article in this series offered an overview of . . .
Hacker watchdog group in the works  09 November 2001 
Source: - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Microsoft and five security companies announced Thursday that they would create an organization to promote the responsible publishing of information about software flaws. Though many of the details have yet to be hammered out, the move marks the beginning of what . . .
Security policies prove inadequate  08 November 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Firms are exposing themselves to security risks by failing to implement effective policies, say security experts. A study of 100 British IT directors undertaken by IT services provider GAP indicates that even if firms have drawn up security policies, they were . . .
Overview of LIDS, Part Two  31 October 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
This is the second part of a four-part series devoted to an overview of LIDS, a Linux kernel patch that will allow users to take away the all-powerful nature of root in order to give programs exactly the access they need . . .
An Overview of LIDS  18 October 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
In traditional Unix models, the root user is all-powerful. Root is exempt from the rules and regulations of the filesystem, and has abilities that other users do not: putting interfaces into promiscuous mode, for example. Many folks realized that this uncontrolled . . .
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