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The Bash Vulnerability: Practical Tips to Secure your Environment

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST (2014-12-10 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Garrett Gross, Victor Obando


  • AlienVault

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A recently discovered hole in the security of the Bourne-Again Shell (bash) has the majority of Unix/Linux (including OS X) admins sweating bullets. You should be, too - attackers are actively exploiting the vulnerability on un-patched web servers, network services and daemons that use shell scripts with environment variables (this can include network equipment, industrial devices, etc.). So, what can you do to protect your environment?

Join us for a live demo covering:

  • Insights on how attackers are exploiting this vulnerability
  • Practical tips to minimize your exposure to attack
  • How AlienVault USM can detect the bash vulnerability, and alert you of active attacks

Speaker Bios

Victor Obando

Victor Obando is part of AlienVault's Sales Engineering group. Passionate about technology, Victor has been assisting organizations as a technology adviser and security advocate for over 12 years. With experience in management, virtualization, security and compliance - he's been able to to help organizations of all sizes reach their technology goals.

Garrett Gross

Garrett comes from a diverse IT background, including network/systems administration and sales engineering. As a former practitioner, he understands the challenges that businesses face and leverages that insight to fine tune how AlienVault markets to the community.

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