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Scripting for Security with Bash

by Keith Watson

Bash is the GNU Project’s shell for command execution, scripting, and automation. This course will teach you how to use Bash and Linux commands for security management.

What you'll learn

Managing security operations on UNIX and Linux systems requires an understanding of command line tools. In this course, Scripting for Security with Bash, you’ll learn to use Bash and Linux commands to manage some common security tasks and understand how scripts can automate those tasks. First, you’ll explore managing file permissions. Next, you’ll discover how to create, modify, and delete users and groups. Finally, you’ll learn how to use SSH to interact with remote systems. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Bash and Linux commands needed to conduct basic security operations.

About the author

Keith Watson has been an information security professional since 1997. He started as a software developer for security tools and moved into more advanced roles as a product manager for operating system security, a consultant, a security researcher, an enterprise security architect, a team leader, and a trusted advisor and director for threat management solutions. Keith has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA. How also holds the CISSP-ISSAP, CCSP, CISA, and other certifications.

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