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System and server application may be the biggest part of Linux security...
Configuration-centered security is sometimes called security architecture or proactive security. Under any name, the approach means making the design and installation of a computer system part of your security. Dan Razzell, president of Starfish Systems, a Canadian consulting firm, explains, "When you build a system, you build it for a purpose. If you can accurately articulate the purpose of the system, then the system displays all the functions you want and none of the functions you don't want -- because it's the functions you don't want that are an egregious source of security exposure. Basically, if you don't carry any baggage that you don't need, you can solve a lot of your security issues right there. So, really, configuration really drives security."
 read more | mail this link | score:6530 | -Ray, December 13, 2006
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