Chapter 19

Understanding Monitoring and Auditing

The sad truth about security is that you are never 100 percent secure; new exploits come out every day. You can implement security best practices such as access control lists, permissions, system hardening, patches, and firewalls, but somehow hackers always seem able to compromise systems if they work at it long enough. It is critical that you, as a security professional, understand this because you want to adopt the mentality of “Now that I have all these controls in place, what can I do if someone bypasses them all?” It is always ...

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