February 18, 2002

Open Sourcers spice up security testing

Author: JT Smith

the story's from vnunet.com. "A group of open source developers dedicated to introducing an industry standard on security testing will be releasing the fruits of their labours later this month.

Ideahamster.org started working on the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM ) last year after becoming 'sick of reading bland testing methodology descriptions.'

The group, which includes security experts and developers, claimed that the introduction of an industry standard on security testing would make it easier for users to judge security products."

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