Securing Financially Sensitive Environments with OpenBSD. / Humphrey, Nicholas C. P.

2008.

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title = "Securing Financially Sensitive Environments with OpenBSD",
abstract = "This thesis investigates the use of a free, open source UNIX-based operating system in providing security features to a financially sensitive business function such as a treasury. We start by examining some of the main security features (such as the pf firewall and systrace policies) which are included with the operating system, how they work and how such features can be used within a financial environment. We then examine possible problems with each feature and the introduction of such a feature into the business environment. We also explore some of the criticism that OpenBSD has received and additional features which could be useful to business. We then look at some examples of statutory and regulatory requirements, and how OpenBSD's features may be mapped to address such requirements. As part of this we examine how open source software in general can be utilised and some of the advantages and disadvantages of it against similar commercial offerings. We then see a case study based on a real-world treasury, and some of the serious security concerns which are faced by security officers responsible for such departments. We explore how OpenBSD can be applied within an infrastructure to provide key security services and address some of the specific concerns raised in the treasury security assessment. Finally, we provide conclusions and suggestions for future work.",
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