NSA Releases Open Source Network Security Tool for Linux
The United States National Security Agency (NSA) has released a network security tool for Government and the private sectors to help secure their networks against cyber attacks.Dubbed Systems Integrity Management Platform (SIMP), the tool is now publicly available on the popular source code sharing website GitHub.According to an official release from NSA, SIMP makes it easier for government organizations and the private sector to "fortify their networks against cyber threats."SIMP aims at providing a reasonable combination of security compliance and operational flexibility, keeping networked systems compliant with security standards and requirements. It is considered to be a critical part of a layered, "defence-in-depth" approach to information security."By releasing SIMP, the agency seeks to reduce duplication of effort and promote greater collaboration within the community: The wheel would not have to be reinvented for every organization," says the NSA.Currently, SIMP supports operating systems including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Versions 6.6 and 7.1 as well as Community Enterprise Operating System (CentOS) Versions 6.6 and 7.1-1503-01.Is the NSA’s SIMP tool Backdoored?The question here is not how much security NSA's tool offers, but the question is -- Shall we trust NSA tool?
I cant wait to try out this bit of software, I am sure there are no back doors created by the NSA.