Open sourcers spice up security testing
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Security Projects A group of open source developers dedicated to introducing an industry standard on security testing will be releasing the fruits of their labours later this month. Ideahamster.org started working on the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM ) last year after becoming "sick of reading bland testing methodology descriptions".. . . A group of open source developers dedicated to introducing an industry standard on security testing will be releasing the fruits of their labours later this month. Ideahamster.org started working on the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM ) last year after becoming "sick of reading bland testing methodology descriptions".

The group, which includes security experts and developers, claimed that the introduction of an industry standard on security testing would make it easier for users to judge security products. Security firms currently use a number of different methodologies for testing, often producing a variety of results.

Be sure to read our interview with Pete Herzog, the creator of the project.

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