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Going Beyond SCAP for Benchmark Compliance

SCAP configuration compliance assessments, commonly referred to as “Benchmark” assessments, are traditionally cumbersome tasks when multiple benchmarks have to be tested against multiple targets at the same time. For the vast majority of SCAP-certified tools, this means executing one benchmark at a time against a valid host(s) and reviewing the results. The same targets often…

Post by Morey Haber February 24, 2014
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BeyondTrust & Oracle, The Perfect Partnership

No one will dispute that Oracle is a heavyweight when it comes to the relational database market, but Oracle is far more than a one trick pony.  Oracle has a plethora of enterprise products and hardware solutions that will fit the needs of almost any business.  However the key to success for many of the…

Post by BeyondTrust Product Management April 8, 2013
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Creating a Gold Image SCAP Template for Windows

One of the challenges of Benchmark Configuration management is creating or modifying SCAP OVAL content to match your business policies and requirements. The following procedure is recommended to create custom Windows benchmarks for the Retina Network Security Scanner and Retina CS via local system policy, Local GPO, and Microsoft Security and Compliance Manager. For starters,…

Post by Bill Tillson March 21, 2013
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In Configuration We [Still] Trust

It has been roughly a year since we released our original paper titled “In Configuration We Trust.” The goal of that research was to try to draw awareness to the fact that a lot of security improvement can be made simply by how you architect your network and configure your operating systems and applications. These…

Post by Marc Maiffret March 22, 2012
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