eWeek: Security dominates agenda at federal Linux conference

“Security was a hot topic at Monday’s first-ever federal Linux
user’s conference. The news that Microsoft Corp.’s network had been
breached and that hackers had gained access to source code
underscores the need for effective security systems to protect
large institutions — like the government — from such attacks,
said speakers and delegates alike at the conference here.”

“What Linux needs is a successful intrusion detection system
that meets the requirements of the federal government
, McMahon
observed. The industry has so far not addressed this issue.”

“James Craft, who chairs the Federal CIO Council Security
Practices Subcommittee, said no Linux best security practices
are included in the Federal best security repository.
really need the Linux community to demonstrate and share its best
practices with us, which will result in a greater acceptance of
open-source software in the government,” Craft said.”

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