Have Root, Will Hack: 80 Agonizing Hours in the Life of an Information Systems Security Officer

by Robert G. Ferrell
Sept. 18, 2017 0 comments Symantec Pen Testing & Audits

Monday, 7:15 AM: I log onto my Solaris box and start the day's regimen. After scanning my 245 email messages for anything that might require immediate attention, I settle in to do some log surfing. As I pull down the first log, I notice that the Perfmeter session I had running to monitor a remote Sun enterprise server has suddenly coughed up little "RIP" icons for each of the system parameters I was tracking. This can't be a Good Thing (TM).