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Fedora 14 Spotlight Feature: Keeping Secure with OpenSCAP

“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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