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Become a Linux auditor: tips to start with auditing the Linux platform

Guide to become a Linux auditor in just a matter of minutes. Focus on how to determine running processes, installed software or possible vulnerabilities.

Summary of Become a Linux auditor: tips to start with auditing the Linux platform

This guide helps people new to the Linux platform to get a grasp on how the system works. Whenever you are an IT auditor, or simply want to know more about the basics, this guide helps you in determining where to start an audit. Processes Each operating system consists of smaller running processes. In case of Linux this is true as well and can be displayed with the ps tool. Without parameters it will already show some processes, but the list is not complete.

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Become a Linux Auditor: What to know?

Tips for people who would like to perform audits on Linux and become a Linux auditor in particular. Including hints regarding certifications and tools.

Summary of Become a Linux Auditor: What to know?

Now open source software and platforms are very common, the need for knowledge in this area is increasing. Becoming a technical auditor with specialized knowledge about Linux, might be a clever move. Technical When specializing in Linux, the auditing area is already more technically oriented, instead of the processes. A true Linux auditor knows more than the basics of Linux. In-depth knowledge is required, like what file systems are common, how permissions are arranged, popular applications are common (at the presentation layer, middleware, backend).

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Lynis for Auditors: Linux and Unix auditing

Article about Linux / Unix auditing with a focus on the usage of Lynis for auditors. Simplifying the work of the auditor and increasing the quality of work.

Summary of Lynis for Auditors: Linux and Unix auditing

Auditing on Linux Although Unix and Linux based systems are not new, getting an extensive knowledge of the operating system takes years of practice. Even then, with all changes it might be hard to keep up, especially when being an auditor. Examples of these are the differences between package managers, the way services are started and where binaries or configuration files are located. But no worries, there is help! Why Lynis?

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