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LinuxPlanet: Jay Beale: Education Is Primary Defense for Secure Machines

Feb 16, 2001, 19:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Beale's approach to Linux security is not the solid-wall nothing-gets-past approach the Bastille name seems to suggest. Instead, he believes in educating users to make the correct choices about the features running on their Linux machine."

"Users of Bastille will certainly recognize this approach, since the initial setup for the product steps the user through a series of questions about what they do and don't want running on their machine."

"Education, in Beale's opinion, is certainly one of the best defenses any IT worker can have. He was excited to announce that one of MandrakeSoft's first initiatives with its latest corporate acquisition Coursemetrics will be to build a new security-oriented training program."

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