Re: A brief introduction and some questions. Follow up.

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 13:35:59 CDT

On May 5, 2004, at 12:32 PM, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:

> In addition to what our ever impressive Mr. Jones
> says,
                I blush

> ... Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed with Linux,
> but security and reliability wise it is an unknown
> operating system as far as most company and governmental
> IT groups are concerned.

        There are at least two secure Linux kernels out
        there that are certified to levels that exceed
        the reach of most company and governmental IT
        groups. We might investigate them.

        There are also secure proprietary Unix versions
        that are similarly strong.

        The trouble with commercial and governmental
        IT people is that most of them have no experience
        at all with real security. If your IT experience
        is Windows centered, you live with institutionalized
        insecurity, and any talk of secure systems is
        either wishful thinking or marketing language.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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