Wednesday, August 18, 2004

CIS Releases FreeBSD Scoring Tool

The Center for Internet Security is well known for their series of security benchmark tools. They've recently released their new FreeBSD tool, as well as an update to their Solaris version.

If you're not familiar with them, you should be. They scan a system for common configuration errors and provide you with plenty of good feedback about what you can do to improve your security posture. Perhaps more importantly, they also calculate a numeric "score" you can use to as an executive educational tool.

Versions of the scanner are available for various Unix and Windows systems as well as Cisco's IOS and the Oracle database.

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