"A broad group of hackers and security experts have banded
together to create a new service that assembles information on
vulnerabilities, security tools and bug-related discussions.
"The Internetworked Security Information Service (ISIS) brings
together four independent projects--the Open Source Vulnerability
Database, the Alldas.de defacement-tracking service, the
PacketStorm software database and the vulnerability watchdog
VulnWatch--into a loosely organised collaboration.
"'There are a lot of commercial organisations that put out this
type of information for free, but will it always be that way?' said
Chris Wysopal, director of research and development for security
company @Stake. 'We are calling the project 'open source' because
the information in it will be open and free...'"