How to use Ansible to create reports with Lynis, automate audits, and evaluate the security of your systems

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In this article, we will explore how Lynis and Ansible work and how they can be used to evaluate the security of your systems. In addition, we will offer advice on how to improve your security. We will also look at how you can automate process with Ansible.

Lynis is an open code tool used to carry out security audits for operating systems based in Unix, such as Linux and macOS. Lynis takes place in the determined system and scans the system to check for vulnerabilities and unsafe configurations. After the scan, Lynis provides a detailed report with recommendations on how to improve system security.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Lynis installation
  • Audits
    • Analysis of the system, plugins, kernel, services.
    • Score
  • Group audits in Lynis
  • How to use Ansible to execute Lynis and automate the process
  • How can we improve the security of the Lynis reports?

In summary, using Ansible to generate reports with Lynis is an efficient and easy way to automate the auditing and security evaluation of systems. With a simple configuration you can use Ansible to execute Lynis automatically in various servers and compile reports in a centralized ad effortless way. This allows you to save time when it comes to evaluating the security of your systems, as well as helping you to maintain a clear and up-to-date vision of your security status. You will find configuration and reports explanation in the tutorial as well. Excellent read!

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