Securing Linux with AIDE

by Kristy Westphal
Sept. 22, 2017 0 comments Symantec Detection & Response AIDE linux unix

It is often difficult to assess damage from an intrusion through syslogs and good old-fashioned sysadmin work alone. The good news is that there are tools available to help assist in this battle, tools known as host-based intrusion detection systems. There are numerous versions of this type of software (Tripwire, Tiger), but this article is going to discuss one in particular that can be used to help secure various types of UNIX operating systems - AIDE. This article will specifically discuss the ways that AIDE can be used to protect a Linux workstation.

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