The Immutable Friday Fav Five for September 9, 2011

Here are the five links that I found interesting for this week:

  • The Shadowserver foundation is comprised of a group of volunteer security professionals who gather information about Internet-based crime. One of the more interesting projects is a compilation of how various antivirus vendors fare against 0-day threats. How does your vendor hold up?
  • Logs are not much good if you can’t trust them. Maintaining log integrity is vital to a robust incident response process. Here is a great article on how to protect your logs from tampering. It’s not fool-proof, but it can go a long way.
  • Information security is a profession that necessitates a solid ethical foundation. Security professionals are often trusted with the most sensitive of data. This presentation, from the Honeynet Project, tackles some of the more thorny situations about performing ethical research.
  • Looking for a really awesome way to store and compare your Cisco configs? Rancid, or the Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ, may be just the tool for you. It stores Cisco configs in CVS and can let you know something changed. By the way, OSSEC is also capable of something very similar.
  • Are you looking to use virtualization in your PCI program? It can be done, but like most technologies, has to be approached carefully. This guide will show you some of the things that need to be considered.

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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