In order to be protected, it is important to balance functionality and security. Too much of either can cause issues for an organization. Therefore, any system that is on a network or has access to sensitive information must be locked down and protected – this includes Linux systems. Based off of the larger install base, Windows security issues seem to get more press time, but Linux systems still need attention from a security perspective. In many cases Linux systems have exposures but are often overlooked.
In this on-demand webinar, join SANS Top 20 Critical Controls Author and industry-recognized security expert, Dr. Eric Cole, where he will uncover and discuss the top Linux security issues that you need to be aware of and more importantly how to protect and secure these critical systems.
Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin.
Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014.
Dr. Cole is a Former SANS Faculty Fellow who was actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI), including the students, teachers, and courseware.