I was asked to provide a health check with insights into the clients Discovery operations. I created a custom application called Pithos – a python-based application which collected data from CMDB and Discovery. This data was then imported into Power BI and we were able to present the following back to the client:

  • High disk utilisation
  • Presence of core dumps
  • Segregated architecture, but no network segregation
  • Sensitive data such as plaintext usernames and passwords stored in unstructured data fields
  • Scan schedules impacting performance

This was followed up with a roadmap of improvements for the client with the option of being delivered by my company.