Configuring Security on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Configuring Security on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Course Overview:

The course offers practical guidance on enhancing the security of an Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System against potential malicious attacks and threats. It equips participants with essential skills to safeguard network and system integrity. Key topics include network security fundamentals, firewall configuration, network services setup, and patching techniques for threat prevention. The course delves into authentication, access control, hosts and services files, and authentication management. It concludes by exploring local and cloud-based log management and utilizing SELinux policies. By the course’s end, students will possess the proficiency to configure and enhance the security of Oracle Solaris 10 systems efficiently.

Intended Audience:

  • Individuals with a basic understanding of Operating System fundamentals
  • System Administrators and IT Engineers responsible for configuring and managing secure systems and networks
  • Professionals in compliance, security management, and assurance roles
  • Developers seeking to understand secure system management principles
  • Non-IT professionals who need to grasp the fundamentals of secure system management
  • Participants familiar with general system administration concepts, including file system layout, storage management, user/group control, and basic networking
  • Those interested in developing a deep understanding and skills to configure security on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System
  • Individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and expertise in system security
  • Basic knowledge of Oracle Solaris 10 is recommended but not required for participation.

Learning Objectives of Configuring Security on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System:

1. Learn about the concepts of security for the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System.
2. Understand how to set up and configure secure user accounts, secure groups, and permission settings.
3. Understand how to secure the file system, applications, and services running on the OS.
4. Learn how to use secure network services and encryption technologies to protect data in transit.
5. Develop the skills to enable auditing and logging services to monitor activity on the system.
6. Learn how to set up Linux containers to securely compartmentalize applications.
7. Develop the skills to troubleshoot and manage security issues.

 Module 1: Basic Security Principles

  • Evaluate Security Principles
  • Need for a Security Policy
  • Configuring Systems Securely
  • Performing Security Audit
  • Need for Patching

 Module 2: Oracle Solaris 10 Security Features

  • Secure by Default
  • Process Rights Management
  • User Rights Management
  • Solaris Cryptographic Framework
  • Basic Audit Reporting Tool
  • Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility
  • Solaris IP Filter
  • Solaris Secure Shell

 Module 3: Minimal and Reduced Installation

  • Minimal Installation: A Type of Reduced Installation
  • Software Installation Clusters
  • Providing a Consistent, Known Configuration for Installations

 Module 4: Hardening a System

  • Performing Hardening
  • Implementing the Solaris Security Toolkit (SST)

 Module 5: Implementing Process Rights Management

  • Process Rights Management
  • Process Privileges
  • Determining Process Rights Requirements
  • Debugging Privileges
  • Assigning Privileges to an Executable
  • Assigning Privileges to a User

 Module 6: Implementing User Rights and Password Management

  • User Access Controls
  • RBAC Overview
  • The RBAC Databases
  • Using RBAC to Manage User Rights
  • Using the Rights That You Are Assigned
  • Managing Passwords

 Module 7: Using the Solaris Cryptographic Framework

  • The Solaris Cryptographic Framework
  • Solaris Cryptographic Framework User-Level Commands
  • Solaris Cryptographic Framework Administration Tools
  • Framework Management
  • Solaris Cryptographic Framework with a Web Server
  • Solaris Cryptographic Framework with a Java-Based Application
  • Solaris Cryptographic Framework with Cryptographic Accelerators

 Module 8: Monitoring File Integrity

  • Verifying File Integrity
  • Using BART
  • Signed ELF Objects

 Module 9: Using the Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility

  • Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility
  • Least Privilege and SMF
  • Authorizations and Rights
  • Service-Specific Property Groups
  • Limiting Service Privileges
  • Determining a Current Service’s Privileges
  • Configuring a Service to Use Reduced Privileges

 Module 10: Securing Networks

  • Network Security
  • Network Access Control
  • TCP Wrappers
  • Using Authentication with Encryption
  • Using Solaris SSH
  • Using Kerberos Authentication
  • Securing Remotely Accessed File Systems with the NFS Service

 Module 11: Implementing IPsec and IKE

  • Introduction to IPsec
  • Creating a simple IPsec security policy
  • Key Management for IPsec
  • Configuring Keys for IPsec
  • Configuring IPsec Policy with Keying Material
  • Troubleshooting IPsec Configurations

 Module 12: Oracle Solaris Auditing

  • Oracle Solaris Auditing
  • Configuring Oracle Solaris Auditing
  • Configuring Audit Policy
  • Preselecting Audit Events and Classes
  • Specifying Audit File Systems
  • Alerting the Audit Administrator
  • Excepting Users From System-Wide Audit Selections
  • Enabling and Disabling Auditing

 Module 13: Security and Oracle Solaris Zones

  • Security Characteristics of Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Zone Integration with Oracle Solaris 10 Security Features
  • The Global Zone
  • When and How to Use Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Resource Management in Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Auditing in Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Oracle Solaris Zones and Network Security
  • Patching Oracle Solaris Zones

 Module 14: How Security Components Work Together

  • Security Components Integration
  • Security Technologies Interaction
  • Infrastructure Requirements

Configuring Security on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Course Prerequisites:

  • Participants should already have a basic understanding of command line, networking and system administration concepts.
  • Experience with administering Operating Systems, especially Oracle Solaris 10, is recommended.

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