Operating System Build Management in the Enterprise

by Duncan Beattie
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute system administration

Mitigating the risk to critical systems from vulnerabilities in operating system builds is an important responsibility of any system administrator. In organisations with a large number of servers, running multiple applications and services, managing the state of production builds can be a time consuming exercise. Regardless of the size of an organisation's IT infrastructure, it is crucial from a security perspective that administrators know the detail of the production operating system configuration on the servers for which they are responsible.