Enterprise GitHub projects of the week: Intelligence agency special
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Enterprise GitHub projects of the week: Intelligence agency special

Open Source is everywhere, and quickly becoming the new norm for how companies approach software development. We take at a look at some of the Open Source projects on GitHub (and one from BitBucket) from intelligence agencies around the world that can help make life easier for IT teams in organisations.

 

casa
CASA by the USA’s NSA

 

Find it at: https://github.com/iadgov/certificate-authority-situational-awareness

What it does: Offers insights into the Certificate Authorities (CAs) currently trusted on a network.

Why is it useful: The Certificate-Authority-Situational-Awareness tool identifies unexpected and prohibited Certificate Authority certificates on Windows systems.

 

gaffer
Gaffer by the UK’s GCHQ

 

Find it at: https://github.com/gchq/Gaffer

What it does: Gaffer is a large-scale entity and relation database supporting aggregation of properties.

Why is it useful: As a graph database framework, Gaffer allows the storage of very large graphs containing rich properties on the nodes and edges. Designed to be as flexible, scalable and extensible as possible, allowing for rapid prototyping and transition to production systems.

 

assemblyline
Assemblyline by Canada’s CSE

 

Find it at: https://bitbucket.org/account/user/cse-assemblyline/projects/AL

What it does: Assemblyline is a malware detection and analysis tool.

Why is it useful: Designed to automate the analysis of files, Assemblyline generates information about each file, assigns a unique identifier that travels with the file as it flows through the system, generate alerts about malicious files during the analysis, assigns the file a score, and can trigger automated defensive systems.

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Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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