LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: October 24th, 2014
Linux Security Week: October 20th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
SELinux aims for security certification and credibility among cautious IT purchasers Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: Newsforge - Posted by Jen Olson   
SELinux The Cyberspace Policy Institute at The George Washington University is launching an effort to get international security ratings for the U.S. National Security Agency-driven Security Enhanced Linux project, a move that organizers hope will make Linux more attractive to cautious technology purchasers, including government agencies.. . . The Cyberspace Policy Institute at The George Washington University is launching an effort to get international security ratings for the U.S. National Security Agency-driven Security Enhanced Linux project, a move that organizers hope will make Linux more attractive to cautious technology purchasers, including government agencies.

Martin R. Dean, senior security researcher at the Cyberspace Policy Institute (CPI) and principal engineer at Science Applications International Corp., said SELinux still needs some enhancements, such as becoming a fully integrated operating system instead of a patch to Red Hat Linux, but the institute is starting to look for partners to help guide the ultra-secure Linux distribution through the rigorous EAL4 security certification, known formally as the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation standard. Dean spoke at a panel discussion on SELinux, one of the last events at the FOSE technology-in-government trade show Thursday. Other panelists were Peter Loscocco, the SELinux project leader at the NSA; Tony Stanco, senior policy analyst for Open Source and e-government at CPI and founder of FreeDevelopers.net; and Mark Westerman, senior consultant with network security company Westcam and administrator of the SELinux project at SourceForge.net.

Read this full article at Newsforge

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Disaster as CryptoWall encrypts US firm's entire server installation
Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.