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Open Source Security Tools and Applications News
April 24, 2014
A number of tech giants have pledged financial help to OpenSSL and other open source projects after the Heartbleed bug exposed numerous issues.
March 04, 2014
Experts say Microsoft's EMET security tool remains valuable to enterprise security teams if used as one layer in a larger security strategy.
February 25, 2014
The networking giant unveils a new strategy highlighting Sourcefire technology, including new open source application firewall features for Snort.
December 18, 2013
CloudFlare hopes its open-sourced Red October server encryption software, based on the 'two-man rule,' can help thwart rogue insiders and secure Web.
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Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets demonstrates how to use LOG Storm, a free log management system from BlackStratus that organizes and prioritizes enterprise log data. Continue Reading
TrueCrypt is a cross-platform open source program for file and full disk encryption (FDE). Continue Reading
In this video, CBT Nuggets' Keith Barker shows how to use the free Wi-Fi network monitoring tool Kismet to find possibly malicious wireless networks. Continue Reading
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In the wake of Heartbleed, many enterprises are revisiting open source software security. Expert Michael Cobb offers a reality check. Continue Reading
Could open source security software solve PCI DSS compliance problems? Mike Chapple looks at how open source technologies can meet compliance needs. Continue Reading
The OpenAppID engine for Snort promises to enable organizations to create an open source application firewall. Kevin Beaver explores how it works. Continue Reading
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Video: Learn how to use TripWire SecureScan, the free vulnerability scanning tool that helps enterprises detect Heartbleed on networks and devices. Continue Reading
Video: In this AxCrypt tutorial, Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets shows how to use AxCrypt, a free, open source tool for quick, simple file encryption. Continue Reading
Become familiar with four Wireshark features network security pros value in this packet-capturing analytics tool. Continue Reading
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Reusing open source code can present a security risk. Application security expert Michael Cobb explains why and how to protect applications. Continue Reading
Video: Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets demonstrates how to use the free reverse engineering malware tools in REMnux to analyze malware in apps and PDFs. Continue Reading
Video: Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets shows how to use Nikto, a free and open source tool, to scan for outdated or vulnerable Web servers. Continue Reading