Linux and national security

Thursday, 26 August 2004, 9:17 AM EST

As the open source industry grows and becomes more widely accepted, the use of Linux as a secure operating system is becoming a prominent choice among corporations, educational institutions and government sectors. With national security concerns at an all time high, the question remains: Is Linux secure enough to successfully operate the government and military's most critical IT applications?

The United States government sure thinks so. A recent survey conducted by the Mitre Group found 251 Department of Defense deployments of Linux and other open source software. Not only is the United States government sponsoring hundreds of open source projects, it has been reported that open source applications have become major components in the IT infrastructure at the Pentagon.

By Dave Wreski at Linux Security.

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