Chapter 18

Posture Assessment

This chapter covers the following topics:

If you ask three different people in the information security world what the term posture means, you will get at least five different answers. The definition of the term really depends on your point of view. Some security professionals think the term refers to the health and security status of the entire organization. However, Cisco introduced this term for endpoints in 2002, with the Network Admission Control (NAC) framework, and it has spread through the network and security world like wildfire. The IETF’s Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA) Working Group also used ...

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