Increasing demands on IT are forcing organizations to rethink their data center options. For many organizations, that means turning to the flexibility afforded them by outsourced cloud solutions, which can provide exponential cost savings.
Today's constantly evolving advanced malware and APTs can evade point-in-time defenses to penetrate networks. Security professionals must evolve their strategy in lockstep to confront these advanced threats before, during and after attacks.
The choice here is between two strong contenders: AppArmor and SELinux. Last year we picked SELinux, included in Red Hat and a favorite with the security community. This year we're going with AppArmor, due to its superior ease of use and, well, momentum. AppArmor continues to be bundled with Suse and has caught on with Ubuntu and Mandriva. AppArmor protects applications through the use of mandatory access controls: permissions set by the underlying system -- not by users -- that prevent coding flaws or bugs in applications from being manipulated for malicious purposes. FULL REPORT ...