Osquery is a powerful tool that allows you to investigate and monitor a myriad of endpoint activity, status, and configuration information through a unified SQL interface. Inside osquery, there's typically a 1:1 correspondence between a source of information and the SQL table you can use to browse or search this information. Some sources of information include parts of the
/proc file system, API calls to container daemons, reading logs or status files on disk, and event streams coming from the Linux audit frame.
As user-driven security expands, the need for securing user-managed systems grows. Disk encryption is an essential and straightforward way to shore up user security.
In a previous tutorial, we discussed gathering software inventory, including Chrome extensions.
Knowing what you have is half the battle. But once you know what you have, how do you decide what you should keep?
Gathering software inventory is an important part of security and systems management. There’s a good reason software inventory is No. 2 in the list of CIS Critical Controls!
macOS Bundlore is one of the most popular macOS adware installers. It either comes bundled with pirated applications, or from the web, prompting users to install or update Flash. Though the majority of browsers now have limited support for Flash, it is still a favorite mechanism for infecting systems.