Baltimore 2012

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Oct 15 - Sat, Oct 20, 2012

Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts)

  • James Tarala
  • Tuesday, October 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Technical audits of Unix operating system controls can scare auditors - especially if the scope is a flavor of Unix that the auditor is not 100% comfortable with the operating system. But operating system audits are the bread and butter of most IS auditors. In most every technical audit that an IS auditor will perform there will be some level of inspection that's performed at the operating system level. Auditors therefore need the skills be able to audit the technical components of an operating system, whether they have a strong background in that operating environment or not. In this presentation James Tarala, a senior instructor with the SANS Institute, will provide a practical, step by step approach to auditing Unix operating systems. Not only will students receive a better understanding of the audit process for these technical controls, but they will walk out of the presentation with access to an audit script to assist them in their efforts!

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Monday, October 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session: Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 15th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Future Trends in Network Security Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, October 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts) James Tarala Tuesday, October 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 17
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Toby Gouker Wednesday, October 17th, 12:20pm - 1:20pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Toby Gouker Wednesday, October 17th, 12:20pm - 1:20pm Special Events