Re-designing Linux Security: Do No Harm – Introduction

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Carbon Black recently published a report on the challenges of securing Linux-based operating systems and how Carbon Black is redesigning the approach. For more information about how the Cb Predictive Security Cloud, Carbon Black’s consolidated endpoint security platform, helps enterprises cut costs and realize significant business benefits, check out our webinar The Business Benefits and Cost Savings of Switching to the CB Predictive Security Cloud.


The PSC now supports Linux. Cb Defense, Cb LiveOps & Cb ThreatHunter customers will now have the ability to manage and operate across all major operating systems.

Securing your server and your data center workloads has changed significantly in recent years. High performance machines no longer have the same security requirements as traditional desktop endpoints. It is no longer sufficient to apply the same security controls across your entire enterprise carte blanche. Security leaders need to evaluate the risk and devise a protection strategy that is aligned with how these modern machines and applications operate.

As a fundamental first step, security teams need quick and flexible access to all machines within their environment so that teams can conduct basic operational hygiene. Activities such as: admin privilege management, log management and collection, configuration management etc. These foundational steps are critical in building security context and developing a strong security posture.

Today, Carbon Black has made Live Response, the ability to remotely access a machine and take action (such as make configuration changes, download logs, isolate hosts), generally available to all customers who are on the Predictive Security Cloud. The Predictive Security Cloud now supports all major operating systems. By making this core capability available across all major operating systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) we are enabling security teams to reduce overall time to complete operational activities and streamline management across their entire enterprise from a single console, leveraging a single agent.

Bringing Live Response to Linux is another step in Carbon Blacks mission to keep a world safe from cyber attacks. Together, we will continue to build and improve our customers security posture, and make sure that security capabilities are aligned with effective protection strategies.

 

The goals of this whitepaper are to bring light to the flaws with porting Windows security approaches to Linux, identify unique challenges with securing Linux infrastructure, introduce a list of questions one can use to better evaluate a Linux security offering, and propose a core set of design principles on which strong Linux security offerings can be built.

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Thanks for joining us as we explore “Re-designing Linux Security: Do No Harm” our report on the challenges of securing Linux-based operating systems in the modern era. Join us next week as we continue to profile this report.

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Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solution, Cb Defense, leverages breakthrough prevention technology, “Streaming Prevention,” to instantly see and stop cyberattacks before they execute. Cb Defense uniquely combines breakthrough prevention with market-leading detection and response into a single, lightweight agent delivered through the cloud. With more than 7 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 2,500 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.

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