Security dominates agenda at federal Linux conference
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security was a hot topic at Monday's first-ever federal Linux user's conference. The news that Microsoft Corp.'s network had been breached and that hackers had gained access to source code underscores the need for effective security systems to protect large institutions . . . Security was a hot topic at Monday's first-ever federal Linux user's conference. The news that Microsoft Corp.'s network had been breached and that hackers had gained access to source code underscores the need for effective security systems to protect large institutions -- like the government -- from such attacks, said speakers and delegates alike at the conference here.

While many people view the Linux operating system with suspicion, believing it to be even more vulnerable to security breaches and attacks than other systems, this is not the case, said Piers McMahon, a senior security business manager at Computer Associates International Inc. in Islandia, N.Y.

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