Linux: Security, Audit and Control Features 


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This document, which focuses on the Linux security issues for one of the more popular versions of Linux, Redhat version 9/Fedora, provides a standard reference for Linux security controls and their audit for security administrators, security professionals and information systems auditors. It provides the following guidance to IT management:

  • The business and technology drivers for Linux are provided.
  • The vulnerabilities of the Linux operating system are identified.
  • Risk management issues are addressed with an action-oriented perspective.
  • Linux security software is discussed.
  • How to secure Linux installations to fulfill the control objectives of two well-known standards—COBIT and ISO 17799 is addressed.
  • Detailed internal control questionnaires are provided.