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OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork from OpenSSL called LibreSSL because the current version is “too much of a mess.” LibreSSL will run on multiple operating systems and will be free of charge.

Is a new SSL fork enough to solve OpenSSL problems, or should Raadt start from scratch?

Listen to episode 143 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Craig Young, Ken Westin and Tim Erlin discuss why cryptography should be a team effort, why market pressures have different impacts on open source software, and how to ask the right questions about open source vs. commercial cryptographic solutions.

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picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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