Tuesday, 14 July 2015

NSA Launches Open Source Security Tool On GitHub

The US National Security Agency has placed an open source security tool on GitHub that enables organizations to protect their networks. The Integrity Management Platform ( SIMP ), as the tool is called, must keep networks compliant with security standards.

In recent years, several governmental and industry organizations have developed similar technologies. By SIMP release the NSA hopes to avoid duplication and promote cooperation within the community. "The wheel does not by any organization to reinvent," said the intelligence service. According to the NSA open source is a very effective way of "government lab" to get the technology marketplace.

"The open source community can benefit from the work that the NSA has produced, and the government can benefit from the expertise of the community. Everyone wins this way," said Linda Burger, director of the NSA Techology Transfer Program.Through Transfer Program can share the NSA technologies with other parties, such as academics, government and industry.

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