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Securing top-down support key to Blue Cross mainframe consolidation

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| SearchDataCenter.com discussed the project with Bhanu Rai, Blue Cross' zLinux 
| IT manager, and how his company got it to work. 
| How did this project come about? When did it start?
| Bhanu Rai: It started around July or August of 2007. The initial effort for 
| the zLinux decision was made primarily by the CIO and the chief technology 
| architect. It started as a refresh project. We had the opportunity to buy a 
| bunch of new [distributed] servers. Since we're already a big mainframe shop, 
| we decided that instead of doing that, we'd try doing it on zLinux. I came 
| into the picture in October 2007 to lead the team to complete this project.     


Security Certification for Linux job-hunters

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| Need another arrow in your Linux job-hunting quiver? Then you might want to 
| check out the LPI (Linux Professional Institute), the Linux certification 
| organization has launched its new “Security” exam elective for its top-level 
| LPIC-3 certification program.   



With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest

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| The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on
| the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that
| remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a three-way computer
| hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest conference.


Study Says Linux More Secure

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| More than 70 percent people surveyed said they found Red Hat Linux less
| vulnerable to security issues than Microsoft's operating system.

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