Zeus

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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseMIT
Programming languageshell script
AuthorDeniz Parlak
Latest releaseNo release found

Project health

64
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Why this tool?

Zeus is a tool to perform a quick security scan of an AWS environment. It helps to find missing security controls, so additional system hardening measures can be applied to systems.

How it works

Zeus runs a set of tests that individually look at how an AWS environment is configured. Within Identity and Access Management (IAM) it looks at several aspects regarding the usage of a root user, multi-factor authentication, and the password policy. It looks at common best practices that also apply to Linux systems in general, complemented by AWS specific settings.

Background information

The tool got initially a lot of traction, but its development seems to be stagnated during 2018.

Usage and audience

Zeus is commonly used for configuration audit, security assessment, self-assessment, or system hardening. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.

Features

  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No releases on GitHub available

History and highlights

  • Demo at Black Hat Asia 2018 Arsenal

Author and Maintainers

Zeus is under development by Deniz Parlak.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Zeus is known to work on Linux and macOS.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a AWS security tool, configuration audit tool, and Linux hardening tool.