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eSecurityPlanet.com: Updated Open Source Security Testing Manual Available

Feb 28, 2002, 12:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Desmond)
"Version 2 of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) was posted on the Web this week by the Ideahamster Organization, a loose confederation of security professionals.

Created by Pete Herzog, 'director of ideas' at Ideahamster, the OSSTMM is an open-standard methodology for security testing. While Herzog conceived of the idea, the document now contains ideas from more than 150 contributors, 33 of them regular contributors to the project.

The OSSTMM has been dowloaded more than 500,000 times, Herzog says. "From those downloads, I have had many positive comments and constructive criticisms. This manual, through peer review and much support, has become the most thorough and complete security testing document to be found," he writes in the forward to OSSTMM V2.0. "

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