Screencast: An introduction to the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)

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The Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) allows you to perform specific tests on various parts of your security architecture, including firewall validation, IDS examinations, password cracking and much more.

Watch Peter Giannoulis of http://theacademy.ca as he introduces the manual and demonstrates how it can be used to defend machines from a brute-force dictionary attack.

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    About the author:
    Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains www.theacademy.ca, which provides organizations streaming video on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.

    This was first published in May 2008

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