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Henry Coggill

Henry Coggill

5 posts

Henry is a security expert with 20 years of experience in the industry. He has reverse-engineered malware, pen-tested networks and applications, researched vulnerabilities, coded network devices, designed cryptographic modules and set corporate policies. At Canonical, Henry is Product Manager for security certifications and hardening, and is an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


Henry Coggill
7 December 2023

Ubuntu 22.04 FIPS 140-3 modules available for preview

FIPS Article

Canonical has been working with our testing lab partner, atsec information security, to prepare the cryptographic modules in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) for certification with NIST under the new FIPS 140-3 standard. The modules passed all of atsec’s algorithm validation tests and are in the queue awaiting NIST’s approval. We can’t ...


Henry Coggill
3 November 2023

Meet Cyber Essentials requirements with Ubuntu Pro

Hardening Article

Cyber Essentials is an increasingly important security standard within the UK that allows organisations to demonstrate to their customers that they operate their business in a secure and trustworthy manner. Achieving the Cyber Essentials certification helps businesses win new customers and  stand out amongst their peers. It is a requireme ...


Henry Coggill
29 June 2023

Managing security vulnerabilities and compliance for U.S. Government with Ubuntu Pro

Hardening Article

Maintaining a compliant IT ecosystem is a major undertaking, as each regulation brings a host of specialized requirements. And dealing with the never-ending stream of security vulnerabilities that require patching only adds to this task. ...


Henry Coggill
27 March 2023

What is System Hardening? Essential Checklists from OS to Applications

CIS Benchmarks Article

Hardening a system aims to decrease its exposure to make it difficult to hack, and to lessen the potential collateral damage in the event of a compromise. ...


Henry Coggill
8 February 2023

Is open-source as secure as proprietary software?

Hardening Article

Are the security issues we are seeing related to the use of open-source software? Does proprietary software have any more inherent safety or security benefits? In this article we will explore these issues and give you some more insights into the nature of these software development paradigms. ...