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Interview: Jeffrey Leggett, author of “setup_scanner”

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The open source tool setup_scanner enables high-volume programmatic provisioning of QualysGuard scanners before deployment to virtualization infrastructure scanners. Setup_scanner was published on GitHub by Qualys' Jeffrey Leggett.

What’s your name and title?

Jeffrey Leggett, API and Integrations Product Manager at Qualys.

Besides living and breathing Qualys, how do you enjoy spending your free time?

I am an avid CrossFitter and mountain biker. Sleeping and eating rank up there, too.

Tell us more about what your scanner appliance app does.

I’m building an entire automated scanner deployment process for a customer to deploy thousands of scanners — one in every one of their retail stores.

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Interview: Mark Alvarez, author of “Managing Gazillion Vulnerabilities”

mark alvarezMark Alvarez’s submit_ticket script on GitHub is an open source QualysGuard integration app that makes remediation tracking in CA Service Desk easy. Mark described it in detail in the document, CA Service integration app, also known as "Managing Gazillion Vulnerabilities".

1.  Tell us your name and recent infosec titles you’ve carried.

My name is Mark Jayson Alvarez. For the past 10 years of my career, my job title has gone through several incarnations. I used to be a “Security Engineer”, a “Systems Engineer, Security”, an “IT Security Administrator”, “IT Security Consultant”, and now my job title says that I am an “Information Security Analyst”. My favorite of all though is when I was still called a “Science Research Specialist” in my first job (a fancy term for Systems Administrator). And since you’ve asked, other titles that I’ve had but never really used except in my CVs are CISSP, CISA, CEH, CISM.

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Interview: Michael Calvi, author of “Multiple Scanner Appliance Selector”

<strong>Multiple scanner appliance selector</strong> is an open source tool written by Michael Calvi that automates the dynamic assignment of scanners to QualysGuard target hosts. The tool helps increase scanning efficiency across large networks. Given the niche problem Michael chose to solve, I wanted to learn more about it.

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