As user-driven security expands, the need for securing user-managed systems grows. Disk encryption is an essential and straightforward way to shore up user security.
In a previous tutorial, we discussed gathering software inventory, including Chrome extensions.
Knowing what you have is half the battle. But once you know what you have, how do you decide what you should keep?
SecOps and IT administrators have seen plenty of information regarding the GRUB2 BootHole vulnerability. In addition to BootHole, several low to moderate vulnerabilities were also discovered and fixed. While a key recommendation for mitigation is to install OS updates and patches, vendor patches should be carefully tested and incrementally applied to vulnerable assets. Updating the Secure Boot Forbidden Signature Database (dbx) has caused issues in the past. Initial GRUB2 patches from Red Hat caused boot issues for some RHEL and CentOS machines.
Gathering software inventory is an important part of security and systems management. There’s a good reason software inventory is No. 2 in the list of CIS Critical Controls!
Microsoft released multiple security updates on Tuesday, July 14, including one for a remote code execution vulnerability for their DNS server.