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A 'Cloudy' Future for OSSEC

As more organizations move to the public cloud and to DevOps and DevSecOps processes, the open source alternative for host-based intrusion detection is finding new uses.

Used by more than 10,000 organizations around the world, OSSEC has provided an open source alternative for host-based intrusion detection for more than 10 years. From Fortune 10 enterprises to governments to small businesses, OSSEC has long been a standard part of the toolkit for both security and operations teams.

As more organizations move to the public cloud infrastructure and to DevOps and DevSecOps processes, OSSEC is finding new use cases and attracting new fans. Downloads of the project nearly quadrupled in 2018, ending the year at more than 500,000. Much of this new activity was driven by Amazon, Google, and Azure public cloud users.

While many security and operations engineers are familiar with OSSEC in the context of on-premise intrusion detection, this article will focus on the project's growing use and applicability to cloud and DevSecOps use cases for security and compliance.

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https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/a-cloudy-future-for-ossec/a/d-id/1333927