Automating CIS-CAT Pro with PowerShell

CIS-CAT stands for Center for internet Security Configuration Assessment Tool. The CIS-CAT tool is used to perform configuration and vulnerability assessments. The Pro version is only available to CIS members, however if you want to try out the software, you can download the CIS-CAT Lite version from here: https://www.cisecurity.org/introducing-cis-cat-lite/ Note that the Lite version does not include the command line interface, so you won’t be able to use the automation described in this blog post. Read More …

ToolTip: HWiNFO32

Today’s ToolTip is about HWiNFO32 which is a hardware information and diagnostic tool. I have seen many tools that can collect hardware information but this one gives me an impression of being a well organized utility and most important it’s FREE. I recommend that you download the portable ZIP file as that doesn’t require an install. Beside collecting detailed hardware information, HWiNFO32 also includes a Benchmark feature that compares the current system components against other Read More …

Windows 7 versus Vista and XP

Kai Schmerer from ZDNet Germany has done some benchmarking with Windows 7 , Vista and XP. The full article can be found here