What Is Going On With The Free Operating Systems?

I’m a big advocate of FOSS or Free and Open-Source Software. Although, is it really more stable and secure? We keep hearing the “Many eyes make bugs shallow” mantra, but it took how long for the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL to be noticed? The way I look at it is that all operating systems have […]
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Linux Scores Highest in UK Government Security Assessment

As we discuss in Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course, the cloud is based on open-source technology including Linux, and cloud customers use Linux more than any other operating system. Now a major report makes that look like a good trend for security reasons. The Communications — Electronics Security Group or CESG is a group […]
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Simple Is Safer (There’s More To It, That’s Just The Safely Simple Summary)

The OpenBSD 5.4 release just came out. That’s what I run on my laptop, so as soon as I could I did the upgrade. Once I had downloaded the install/upgrade ISO image and burned it onto a CD, I started. Time to boot from the media and do a complete installation of the base operating […]
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What’s With All The Linux, I Thought We Were Talking About The Cloud

As Larry Ellison has famously observed, people use “cloud computing” to mean everything, and therefore nothing. In with the buzzwords, out with the meaning. Take anything that involves two computers and a network connection, and someone is going to call it cloud computing. Or if you are going to use virtualization: some people rationalize this […]
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Certification and Compliance Don’t Make You Secure

Security > Certification + Compliance Certification and compliance can play a role in security.  They might be part of security, but there is no guarantee that they can provide it. Put another way, they might be necessary, at least for regulatory reasons, but they are not adequate on their own. Passing a certification exam proves […]
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