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London 2012

London, United Kingdom | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts)

  • James Tarala
  • Thursday, November 29th, 6:45pm - 7:30pm

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.
Monday, November 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Eric Cole Ph.D. Monday, November 26th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, November 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Security of National eID (smartcard-based) Web Applications Raul Siles Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Dissecting Smart Meters Justin Searle Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm SANS@Night
Thursday, November 29
Session Speaker Time Type
10 Things Security Teams Need to Know about Cloud Security‚® Dave Shackleford Thursday, November 29th, 6:00pm - 6:45pm SANS@Night
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts) James Tarala Thursday, November 29th, 6:45pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Why Our Defenses Are Failing Us. One Click Is All It Takes... Bryce Galbraith Thursday, November 29th, 7:30pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night