J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
UNIX security training course contents
Authentication, privacy, availability, integrity, physical security, personnel security, CERT, vendor mailing lists, obtaining patches, installing patches.
Monitoring the system
Log files, syslogd, system accounting, other useful tools, obtaining open source tools, how programs are run (cron, at, startup files).
The login process, password policies, enforcing strong passwords, PAMs, checking passwords with password crackers, disabling accounts, timing out idle users, restricted shells, Role based Access Mechanisms, sudo vs su, /etc/sudoers, logs, special accounts, the root user, controlling root access, authentication, one time passwords, OPIE.
File system security
Major service security
Securing DNS, HTTP, sendmail, NFS, Samba and X.
Difference between UNIX flavours, using UNIX as an IDS, port scanners, references, a checklist.
Why Choose Us
SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
- Ability to teach
- Technical knowledge
- Answering questions
We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM
We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.