PMcGovern writes "At BSidesLV in Las Vegas, Ed Bellis and Data Scientist Michael Roytman gave a talk explaining how security vulnerability statistics should be done. " Don't fix all security issues. Fix the security issues that matter, based on statistical relevance." They looked at 23,000,000 live vulnerabilities across 1,000,000 real assets, which belonged to 9,500 clients to explain their thesis."Link to Original Source
PMcGovern writes "Deadline for nominations for SysAdmin of the Year 2007 is this Friday (Oct 12th). The award is sponsored by Slashdot, SourceForge, Digg, Usenix, Lopsa, Splunk and Naspa. The first 2500 SysAdmins nominated win a free SysAdmin Rockstar Tshirt. Prizes include a MacBook Pro, a non-bricked Apple iPhone, Gibson Guitar, Splunk license, a full paid trip to the LISA conference, and cases of Red Bull and more. If you know a Sysadmin that goes beyond the call of duty, nominate them."Link to Original Source
PMcGovern writes "The people who are putting on the SysAdmin of the Year contest just launched a side project called "SysAdmin RockStar Song". They give the Syadmins the lyrics and musical tracks (Wav, Ogg, etc) and all they have to do is lay down the vocals. /me ponders how many SysAdmins can sing?
Best version is worth $500. (disclaimer: SourceForge, inc, parent of Slashdot.org is a sponsor in this contest)."Link to Original Source