Free Speech Put Into Practice
OpenHack provides a completely open forum.Information is the universal catalyst in a knowledge-driven society. We depend on accurate, timely information to make the right decisions. Thats not just a simple observation; its something fundamental to the operation of this nation. "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press," states the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our task is to speak out and deliver the information and analysis IT professionals need to do their jobs. Were proud to do that job. We speak our mind and call it as we see it.
Getting the straight story out is the reason we organize and run ambitious research projects such as OpenHack, our series of e-business systems security tests. OpenHack 4, which starts this week, provides a completely open forum: Our configuration is public, our source code is published and our testing ground is the biggest network there is. Anyone can interact directly with the applications and servers we have put under the microscope. Unfortunately, this open approach to product testing and evaluation is rare. Many tech vendors have decided that the free sharing of information about their products isnt healthy for their businesses.