DISA Releases VMware vSphere 7.0 STIGs Version 1, Release 1

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Almost three years after VMware vSphere 7.0 was released (April 2, 2020), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) made available the first STIGs for VMware vSphere 7.0 on March 15, 2023. The STIGs can be downloaded from the Public DoD Cyber Exchange STIGs Document Library by searching for “VMware vSphere 7.0 STIG”. I have not completed an in-depth comparison, but from what I’ve noticed, this STIG release aligns with the content previously provided by VMware in their VMware vSphere 7.

Aria Operations Compliance Content for the vSphere 7.0 STIG Readiness Guide is Available

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Update: DISA released the official VMware vSphere 7.0 STIG on March 15, 2023. Information related to my updated compliance content can be found here. While the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) hasn’t officially released a STIG for VMware vSphere 7.0, VMware has released what they refer to as their “VMware vSphere 7.0 STIG Readiness Guide”. This guide, while not an official STIG, is based on years of experience assisting the DoD in generating the official DISA STIG releases for previous VMware vSphere product versions.

Compliance Management with VMware Aria Automation SaltStack SecOps

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In my previous post titled Introduction to VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps, I provided an introduction to VMware Aria Automation SaltStack Automation SecOps, as well as a brief history and overview of the product’s capabilities. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into the product’s compliance management capabilities. Compliance Checks Compliance checks are at the foundation of VMware Aria Automation SaltStack SecOps compliance management. These checks provide the information necessary to identify the purpose of the check, the operating systems it applies to, the rationale for the check, and, more importantly, the state file responsible for implementing/remediating the check.

Introduction to VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps

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Recently I began familiarizing myself with VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack Config in my home lab. While I'm still relatively new to the product, I was curious to learn more about the compliance and vulnerability management capabilities provided by the SecOps add-on. In this post, I introduce VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps and briefly review the various features and functionality provided by the product. In subsequent blog posts, I will give a more in-depth look at vulnerability management and compliance management capabilities.

DISA Releases VMware vSphere 6.7 STIG - Version 1, Release 3

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On April 22, 2022 the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released the third update to the VMware vSphere 6.7 STIG. Version 1, Release 3 contains minor changes to the VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS STIG.

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