Ubuntu Security Guide to simplify DISA-STIG compliance
The automated configuration tooling is specific to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu creator Canonical has announced it now offers Ubuntu Security Guide tooling as part of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
The new tool will help enterprises comply with the Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA’s) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG).
A US Department of Defense security configuration standard, DISA-STIG contains guidelines for hardening systems’ security posture. The standard also doubles as a checklist for securing protocols, services, and servers to reduce attack surfaces.
The new remote work era
Trends in the distributed workforceFree download
Currently available for Ubuntu 20.04 or later versions, the new Ubuntu Security Guide is an easy-to-use compliance and auditing tool.
The automated configuration tooling makes it possible to audit, fix, and customize a system while also enabling system-wide configuration for compliance, benefiting multidisciplinary teams within DevOps.
“With the Ubuntu Security Guide, we extend the Ubuntu experience to ease compliance with DISA security requirements. It is now very easy for DevOps teams and administrators to follow these requirements,” said Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, product manager at Canonical.
The Ubuntu Security Guide can be installed as part of Ubuntu Advantage and Ubuntu Pro packages via the Ubuntu Advantage Tool.
“The new automated tooling builds on Canonical’s track record of designing Ubuntu for high security and regulated workloads, powering U.S. government agencies, prime contractors, and service providers. The Ubuntu Security Guide enables agencies and organisations to comply with the most stringent security requirements by automation and at scale,” added Canonical.
Four strategies for building a hybrid workplace that works
All indications are that the future of work is hybrid, if it's not here alreadyFree webinar
The digital marketer’s guide to contextual insights and trends
How to use contextual intelligence to uncover new insights and inform strategiesFree Download
Ransomware and Microsoft 365 for business
What you need to know about reducing ransomware riskFree Download
Building a modern strategy for analytics and machine learning success
Turning into business valueFree Download