Seven Cool Open Source Projects for Defenders

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Today I took a moment to consider the myriad of really cool work happening (mainly) in the open source tool community. When I started counting, I found about seven projects that are likely to help you defend your enterprise.

Most of these require some commitment of brainpower and willingness to learn, but I am nevertheless very pleased to see this much innovation on the defensive side. Collectively these projects do not "solve" any problems (nor should they), but I am certain they can help address one or more problems you may encounter -- especially regarding visibility. In other words, these are the sorts of tools (with one or two exceptions) that will help you detect and respond to intruders.

These are numbered for reference and not for priority.