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Security Automation with Ansible 2 by Akash Mahajan, Madhu Akula

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osquery

osquery is an operating system instrumentation framework by Facebook and written in C++, that supports Windows, Linux, OS X (macOS), and other operating systems. It provides an interface to query an operating system using an SQL like syntax. By using this, we can perform low-level activities such as running processes, kernel configurations, network connections, and file integrity checks. Overall it's like a host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) endpoint security. It provides osquery as a service, system interactive shell, and so on. Hence we can use this to perform centralized monitoring and security management solutions. Read more about osquery at https://osquery.io.

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