Audit of Solaris BSM – An Overview

Basic Security Module or BSM is the audit tool used by Solaris Operating System. The BSM files are located in the /etc/security directory. To enable the BSM, the administrator has to run the bsmconv script. This script creates a number of files in the /etc/security directory. In this article we shall discuss two important files that are created viz. Audit Control File and Audit User File Continue reading “Audit of Solaris BSM – An Overview”

Physical Security – Welcome The weakest link in IT-security

Companies often end up investing huge amounts in creating logical and network security perimeters and at times physical security is relegated to the background.¬†According to New York Post, A civilian official of the NYPD’s pension fund has been charged with taking computer data that could be used to steal the identities of 80,000 current and retired cops.¬†According to news reports, Bonelli bypassed the security guard on duty by flashing an expired ID card. His name was also not on a list of authorized personnel. Continue reading “Physical Security – Welcome The weakest link in IT-security”