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ZDNet UK: ISIS to Provide 'Open Source' Security Information

Aug 06, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"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...'"

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