Enterprise Multiplatform Auditing

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on June 10, 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738485047
ISBN-13: 9780738485041
IBM Form #: SG24-7472-00


Authors: Paola Bari, David Edwards, Thomas Hackett, Jack Jones, Klaus Heinrich Kiwi, Zhu Min, Hanne Wesselsen and Eran Yona

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    Abstract

    In today's global world clients needs to show compliance to different laws like Sarbanes Oxley, HIPPA, the European Union's 8th directive, privacy laws, and so on, in an enterprise (horizontal) environment. The environments become more and more complex with the rapid growth of e-business, and they often span several geographies. Most IT organizations are still very much vertical, often with different organizations within each country, with little cooperation between them. Lack of skills on cross-platform skills are also a major issue.

    Integration and automation at the infrastructure layer is key to enabling e-business. With the growing number of security databases, proving compliance across the enterprise is very complex.

    This is also true for auditors, as they need a very deep knowledge of IT and a variety of solutions and IT Infrastructures to be able to do a reliable audit.

    This IBM Redbooks publication documents the results of our efforts and tests to show how you can perform audit trail and report in an enterprise. Our configuration, even though a not very complex one, shows results of using internal (intranet) and external (internet) configurations. We have been testing with standard users and privilege users, using tools that are available in today's market.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Strategy overview and security roles

    Part 1. Tools

    Chapter 2. Enterprise-wide auditing tools

    Chapter 3. e-business model auditing tools

    Chapter 4. z/OS

    Chapter 5. UNIX/Linux auditing tools

    Chapter 6. DB2 auditing tools

    Part 2. Scenarios

    Chapter 7. Introduction to scenarios

    Chapter 8. e-business scenarios

    Chapter 9. Privileged access

    Appendix A. Linux Audit record description

    Appendix B. SSL/SSH configuration guides

    Appendix C. Additional material

     

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