Linux Security: Top Files and Directories to Monitor in Linux to Catch Attackers

Randy Franklin Smith, Security Expert

Randy Franklin Smith, Security Expert

Randy Franklin Smith is an internationally recognized expert on the security and control of Windows and Active Directory security who specializes in Windows and Active Directory security. He performs security reviews for clients ranging from small, privately held firms to Fortune 500 companies, national, and international organizations. Randy is the publisher of and founder and CEO of LOGbinder Software.

About this Webinar

Mr. Robot got at least one thing right with that “DAT” file: Files are at the root of all things security in Linux. While file integrity monitoring is an aspect of Windows security, it’s absolutely critical to Linux and Unix security. In fact, file integrity monitoring is one of the first things you need to ensure is done right when it comes to securing Linux and detecting attacks. But which files and directories do you need to monitor? Some folks will say “everything”  — and that’s a nice goal but not practical. In this on-demand training webinar, Randy Franklin Smith will show you:

  • Where key configuration and other security sensitive files are stored in Linux
  • Where important binaries and scripts reside that should be monitored for modification or replacement

Randy will also discuss when you can expect different files and folders to be modified for legitimate reasons, tips for detecting malicious changes, and how to reduce noise by excluding files like log files which are always changing. Watch now!