It is not often that we in the information security field get to read good news. Most publications seem to be full of stories relating to how criminals are taking over the Internet, how countries are hacking each other and more vulnerabilities than ever are being found in the software we use. So it is refreshing to read the latest publication from the SANS Institute which highlights some of the success stories to come from US Federal efforts to better protect their systems. The paper is called “What Works in Implementing the US National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, Case Studies of Success in the War on Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage”. The document is open for public comment until February 8th 2008. It is an interesting read and could provide you with some interesting insight into how you can better defend your own systems.