AlienVault released its AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) virtual appliance, a collection of open source tools for asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, behavioral monitoring and security intelligence.
Univa's 2013 Free and Open Source Software report finds that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is prominent within businesses today with 76% using it internally.
Cloud computing environments such as those provided by Amazon and Google can be your passport to powerful computing resources without having to worry about typical provisioning and hardware issues, but if the recent Microsoft RDP vulnerability (CVE-2012-0002) is any guide, security is still a real problem.
This video from Shmoocon 2013 is a break down of security concerns relating to OpenStack cloud software.
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a non-profit industry standards body of leading technology companies that promotes firmware innovation by creating specifications that enable the continual evolution of platform technologies, is gaining momentum as use of UEFI specifications increases in Linux-based operating systems, such as Ubuntu 12.10, Fedora 18 and OpenSUSE 12.3.
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