Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Open Source Vulnerability Database

I had the opportunity to listen to a great interview on episode 19 of the Tenable Network Security Podcast during my morning commute yesterday. The interview was with Jake Kouns the President and co-founder a of the Open Security Foundation which oversees the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) and the DatalossDB. The interview is certainly worth a listen and for those not familiar with OSVDB, take a few minutes to check it out. To quote OSVDB's about page;
OSVDB is an independent and open source database created by and for the security community. The goal of the project is to provide accurate, detailed, current and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities. The project will promote greater, more open collaboration between companies and individuals, eliminate redundant works, and reduce expenses inherent with the development and maintenance of in-house vulnerability databases.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to point out the interview and OSVDB's Winter 2010 Fundraiser. So if you use the database please consider donating as it is a fantastic resource that would be missed.

1 comment:

  1. Have not used it yet but will listen to the podcast and try to find some time to check it out.