PGP Security's NAI Labs Partner With National Security Agency to Develop Secure Linux
Source: PR Newswire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects NAI today announced they are joining with the National Security Agency (NSA) and its other partners to further develop the NSA's Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) prototype. The $1.2 million will be paid over the life of the two-year contract, and the work will focus on research and development to improve the security of open-source operating system platforms, the core of Internet infrastructures that have become business critical in today's economy.. . . NAI today announced they are joining with the National Security Agency (NSA) and its other partners to further develop the NSA's Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) prototype. The $1.2 million will be paid over the life of the two-year contract, and the work will focus on research and development to improve the security of open-source operating system platforms, the core of Internet infrastructures that have become business critical in today's economy.

The work will reduce the threat of security breaches caused by flawed or even malicious applications. The contract builds upon NSA's prior work in developing a set of new security controls for the Linux kernel and NAI Labs' prior work in developing an example security policy configuration for these controls and several additional kernel controls.

"NAI Labs continues to work with the government to ensure secure Internet infrastructure. The President's National Coordinator for Security and the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee have called for increasing the federal government's role as both a user and contributor of open source software," said Terry Benzel, Vice President, Advanced Security Research and Director of NAI Labs. "Open source platforms provide the basis for developing online communication and business strategies, and our work ensures that the building blocks are secure."

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