Feds devise cybersecurity standard

Thursday, 18 July 2002, 1:42 AM EST

The government was to announce the standards Wednesday to show federal computer engineers how to alter Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system to make it more secure.

Government experts hope that the benchmarks will solve an embarrassing problem that affects both federal and private computer networks, largely by plugging security holes most hackers already know about.

Technology research firm Gartner estimated recently that through 2005, 90 percent of computer attacks will use known security flaws for which a solution is available.

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Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melancon spends a lot of time on airplanes, and ends up watching a lot of movies. Some of his favorite movies are adventures, spy stuff, and cunning heist movies. A lot of these movies provide great lessons that we can apply to information security.


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