FBI To Release Computer-Security Updates

    Date01 Oct 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    3277
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The FBI and a prestigious computer-security research group are set to announce new initiatives to keep companies up to date on the most threatening software vulnerabilities, CNET News.com has learned. . . The FBI and a prestigious computer-security research group are set to announce new initiatives to keep companies up to date on the most threatening software vulnerabilities, CNET News.com has learned.

    The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center and the SysAdmin, Audit, Networking and Security (SANS) Institute, a research and education organization made up of government, corporate and academic experts, will unveil the initiatives Wednesday, exactly two weeks after the Bush Administration released a draft for comment of the National Strategy for Securing Cyberspace.

    The SANS-FBI efforts will try to improve how companies deal with the multitude of security flaws software companies announce every week. The focus of the initiatives is on identifying security holes and delivering tools so companies can plug them, a practical approach outlined in the Administration's cybersecurity plan, said Alan Paller, director of research for SANS.

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