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Re: OSSTMM how good is it?
From: Dan Catalin Vasile <hardware_cta () yahoo com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 12:41:01 -0700 (PDT)

Rik,

OSSTM is the practical "standard". The oposite
"standard" is ISO 17799 which is the theoretical view
of security.
OSST is as good as you can implement it on your
practical situation. It is a general view of the
testing subject, not perfect or complete, but good in
essence. You can develope, based on your network the
missing, the testing methodology starting from OSST
and adding the missing parts.
For example I have special (strange :)) services in my
network that requires special needs in testing so I
developed a way to test them that was not is OSSTM.
On second question, I'm not an UK resident, but I can
tell you that in Romania nobody gives a damn about
OSSTM. Sad but true... Or at least nobody in big
corporations.

Have secure fun,
Dan

--- rik kershaw-moore <rkm () tsiolkovsky co uk> wrote:

Can I ask what people think of the OSST and the
Methodology laid down in the 
OSSTM Manual?

Another question, especially for those UK residents
- how well respected is 
the OSST Methodology?

I am thinking of including this in our standard
internal dest practice set.

We aleady use the HMG InfoSec Standards 1 & 3 and
CRAMM for Risk Assessment, 
the ITIL Security Model for Security Change &
Incident Management but we are 
currently lacking when it comes to a decent Testing
Standard.  

Yours,

Rik Kershaw-Moore,  ITPC-HMG..



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