Security group comes out of the shadows

Friday, 27 September 2002, 12:13 PM EST

After nearly a year in the shadows, the Organization for Internet Safety on Thursday formally announced its formation.

The group, made up of security and software vendors, is working on a set of guidelines for handling vulnerability information, which it hopes will bring some order to the chaotic world of security research and vulnerability disclosure. The OIS plans to have a draft of the guidelines early next year.

The foundations for the group were laid at Microsoft Corp.'s Trusted Computing conference last fall, when founding members Microsoft, @stake Inc., Guardent Inc., BindView Corp., Internet Security Systems Inc. and Foundstone Inc. formed a loose alliance dedicated to developing a better way to handle vulnerability disclosure. Since then, the members have met several times and have been working on various legal and organizational issues.

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