Five key vendors, Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have allied together to develop a new hardware and software specification for personal computer security. The alliance has set a goal of publishing a specification proposal by the second half of 2000. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the rapidly increasing number of information security attacks.
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high profile Unix vendors, HP and IBM, on its side is certainly a good starting point. Compaq, HP, and IBM all want to sell servers, and without the confidence of a secure operating system, many organizations today who want a turnkey commercial off-the-shelf server solution are turning to vendors like Sun Microsystems and Novell. E-commerce is the prevailing internet market driver, and without security, financial transactions are a risk and a liability that smart businesses and organizations are not