Podcast: What is OSSEC and Why People Use It

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OSSEC, which is short for open source security, was founded in 2004. It is an open source project for cybersecurity and delivers the most robust endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities available to enterprises today. Scott Shinn, OSSEC project manager, introduced its most recent update to 3.0 at the OSSEC conference this past April. In […]

OSSEC Con Presentation: Adding a GUI to OSSEC

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One of the most common questions open source project manager Scott Shinn gets about OSSEC is: Is there a management console or GUI for OSSEC? The answer is not in a traditional sense. The command line interface is effective but does not provide log and event visualization. But the open-source security solution does allow users […]

Atomicorp Adds Amazon Alexa to OSSEC Cybersecurity Solution

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Amazon Alexa has ushered in a new era of voice interaction for consumers and the enterprise. Over 47 million consumers in the U.S. have access to a smart speaker at home and last fall Amazon Echos started showing up in the workplace based on the Alexa for Business framework. Atomicorp immediately recognized that voice interaction […]

New Video: OSSEC User Panel from OSSEC Conference 2018

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  OSSEC users from around the world came together at the OSSEC Conference 2018 this past April to learn more about the open source security solution. Attendees heard experts discuss the many different ways in which OSSEC can be configured to meet any organization’s needs, from compliance to file integrity management. They also got to […]

OSSEC and PCI DSS Compliance

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If you take credit cards, you need to be PCI compliant. That is why adhering to the over 250 requirements set by the Payment Credit Industry is a headache for millions of businesses worldwide. Casey Priester of Prometheus Global addressed these pain points in his presentation at the OSSEC Conference 2018. He discussed how OSSEC […]

Adding Elliptic Curve Noise Socket Crypto to Your OSSEC Deployment

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Dmitry Dain, co-founder and CTO of Virgil Security recently spoke at the OSSEC Conference 2018 about using encryption. In introducing Dmitry, OSSEC project manager Scott Shinn expressed the importance of the recent contributions by Virgil to the project. Scott pointed out that it has been a goal of the OSSEC contributors to update the crypto […]

How OSSEC Offers A New FIM Option for Compliance and Security

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Mike Shinn is Atomicorp CEO and will be presenting at the upcoming OSSEC Conference on using OSSEC for FIM. He recently sat down for a Q&A on the history of FIM and why OSSEC is becoming an increasingly popular option for enterprises. Tell us about how FIM originated and what it is used for? Mike […]

Atomicorp Announces OSSEC Conference for April 2018 and Preview of 3.0 Release

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Chantilly, VA, February 20, 2018 ” Atomicorp today announced that it will host OSSEC Conference 2018 on April 5-6 outside of Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia. The conference will be led by OSSEC project manager and Atomicorp CTO Scott Shinn. He will be joined by speakers that are long-time OSSEC project contributors such as Dan […]

Top 5 Atomicorp Blog Posts of 2017 ” Extending Linux Security to the Cloud, Containers, OSSEC and IoT

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2017 brought even more focus on Linux platforms with the continued rise of cloud, containers, OSSEC and IoT adoption. The challenge confronting many IT departments is that the old security models and solutions don’t quite work in these new computing environments. Atomicorp stepped into this gap and introduced several new security solutions to help companies […]