Not the List to Get On

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-01-28 Print this article Print
Wondering which applications in your company had security problems? And just how many problems each had? Wouldnt it be good to have a comprehensive list of all this information?

If you said yes, the U.S. government agrees with you. The National Infrastructure Protection Center recently released a comprehensive list of all reported security vulnerabilities, worms, Trojan horses and viruses from last year. The 84-page report is available as a downloadable PDF.

The report is essentially a giant table that has columns for vendor, product names, operating systems and risk levels (low or high). The table also tells which NIPC cyber-note has details about the security threat.

Although the report does not include URLs to detailed information on each problem, I still found it to be a very useful resource for detecting potential problems in a companys software investments.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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