Distributed OpenSCAP Scanning with MCollective

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Hanover, MD, 13 May 2015


Yesterday, at Puppet Camp DC, I presented a talk on quickly scanning your entire fleet of MCollective connected systems using OpenSCAP.

Overall, the proof of concept worked very well and I was pleased with the results. The reception to the utility also seemed quite warm in the room and there were quite a few conversations afterward regarding the future capabilities of the tool.

Additionally, I was happy to have raised some awareness of SCAP, OpenSCAP, and the SCAP Security Guide projects. All are very worth attention and assistance.

You can get a copy of the presentation from the Onyx Point GitHub account as well as downloading the source code for the Agent and Application.

Patches are most welcome for new functionality!

Trevor has worked in a variety of IT fields over the last decade, including systems engineering, operating system automation, security engineering, and various levels of development.

At OP his responsibilities include maintaining overall technical oversight for Onyx Point solutions, providing technical leadership and mentorship to the DevOps teams. He is also responsible for leading OP’s solutions and intellectual property development efforts, setting the technical focus of the company, and managing OP products and related services. In this regard, he oversees product development and delivery as well as developing the strategic roadmap for OP’s product line.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

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