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Fedora 14 Spotlight Feature: Keeping Secure with OpenSCAP

Oct 17, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"Back by popular demand, we'll again be posting a series of blogs leading up to the Fedora 14 "Laughlin" release, which highlight some of the cool new features planned in the latest Fedora distribution. Up first is a feature that boosts security in Fedora 14: OpenSCAP.

"Staying true to its motto of "Freedom, Friends, Features, First," the Fedora Project always looks to implement the latest open source technologies. The release of Fedora 14 is expected to mark a "first" with inclusion of support for the SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) 1.0 standard – a first across all distributions.

"SCAP is a line of standards managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It provides a standardized approach to maintaining the security of systems, such as automatically verifying the presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for signs of compromise. With OpenSCAP, the open source community is leveraging many different components from the security standards ecosystem."

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