Enterprise Linux Security Episode 18 – Zero Trust Security

Trust is a very important aspect of security, but who/what exactly should you trust? How about no one? Join Jay and Joao for episode 18 of the Enterprise Linux Security show, as they discuss Zero Trust Security.

Enterprise Linux Security Episode 17 – Polkit & LUKS CVE’s

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The New Year is just beginning, and we already have a few important CVE’s to discuss, this time around Polkit and LUKS. The CVE numbers for these vulnerabilities are CVE-2021-4034 and CVE-2021-4122 respectively. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss these vulnerabilities.

Enterprise Linux Security Episode 16 – Library Poisoning

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We’ve discussed supply-chain attacks in the past, and now it’s time to see an actual example that happened recently. However, this particular incident is especially unique as the libraries in question were allegedly poisoned by the actual developer. In this episode, Joao and Jay discuss the recent sabotage regarding two very popular NPM libraries.

Enterprise Linux Security Episode 15 – High Availability

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It’s frustrating when critical infrastructure encounters an issue that results in a disruption of service. High Availability is a concept that aims to help alleviate (or hopefully eliminate) such downtime, and is a very attractive goal for system administrators. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss high availability, as well as its pros and cons.

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 14 – Recovering from Disasters

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Disasters in the world of tech are frustrating for everyone, not just the company that experienced the incident. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss thoughts around what it actually means to recovery from a disaster, and why it’s typically not a quick process.

Enterprise Linux Security Episode 11 – CrowdSec

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CrowdSec is a free application you can run on your Linux server, which provides an additional layer of security. CrowdSec aims to prevent intrusions and other forms of malicious activity, but it does it in a different way – it utilizes intelligence gathered from other users in order to enhance its protection. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss CrowdSec with Philippe Humeau, the CEO of the project.

Enterprise Linux Security Episode 10 – The worst healthcare breaches of 2021

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Joao and Jay talk about the worst healthcare breaches of 2021, and some lessons that can be learned from these events. Specifically, this article is discussed.

Enterprise Linux Security Episode 9 – DevOps

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DevOps has changed the way many technology organizations work, by making the administrator the center of the development cycle (rather than an outside resource). In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss DevOps and how it’s changed the landscape.

Episode 8 – Trojan Source, & CISA’s Directive

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Recently, some interesting security news has occurred, and two specific developments are the main discussion in this episode. Trojan Source is a newly discovered tactic that can be used to hide malicious code and execute something completely unexpected, even when the source code appears to be syntactically correct. In addition, CISA recently mandated a large number of CVE’s to be patched in the very near future, which will likely have ramifications even outside of the United States. Also, Jay and Joao also discuss the recently released Fedora 35, which is a distribution that has a large presence on the workstations that administrators use.

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Episode 7 – ELevate

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Remaining on legacy Linux distributions can lead to additional security risks as time goes on, and migrating to a newer and better supported distribution can be a very difficult endeavor for most administrators. In this episode, Jay and Joao are joined by Jack from AlmaLinux, and we talk about ELevate – a tool that can be used to migrate from a distribution in the Enterprise Linux family to another Enterprise Linux distribution. This helps alleviate some of the burden of distro migration, and as a community project it’s also a great project to get started with contributing to an open-source project.

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