Host Data Integrity Baselining
Cyberscore

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Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Intermediate

This lab takes the trainee into basic concepts regarding establishing baselines of files and directories with Kali Linux and Windows 7. In the first part of the lab, the trainee will establish a baseline of ...

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Overview

Introduction: CyberScore’s Host Data Integrity Baselining is a premium Cybrary Interactive Lab intended for students at the Beginner level. This Interactive Lab teaches students to navigate Linux and Windows directories using the CLI, baselining of Linux files and baselining of Windows directories. These tasks will help students learn to create a baseline of files and directories to detect unauthorized file modification. This is important to the work roles of SOC Analyst, Cyber Operator, Law enforcement / Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst, and Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst. Upon completion of this lab, the student will be able to navigate Linux and Windows directories using the CLI, baselining of Linux files and baselining of Windows directories.

Skill/Activity Breakdown: CyberScore’s Host Data Integrity Baselining Interactive Lab requires students to navigate Linux and Windows directories using the CLI. This develops the skill of navigating Linux and Windows directories using the CLI. This skill is important for the System Administrator, Cyber Operator, and Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst work role.

CyberScore’s Host Data Integrity Baselining Interactive Lab requires students to learn how to create a baseline of Linux files. This develops the ability to understand what is a baseline and how it relates to security. This ability is important for the SOC Analyst, Cyber Operator, Law Enforcement / Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst, and Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst work role.

CyberScore’s Host Data Integrity Baselining Interactive Lab requires students to learn how to create a baseline of Windows directories. This develops the ability to understand what is a baseline and how it relates to security. This ability is important for the SOC Analyst, Cyber Operator, Law Enforcement / Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst, and Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst work role.

In this CyberScore’s lab, you will use a Kali Linux Virtual Machine to navigate through the directories of a Linux system, which means that this is possible also in other Linux Distributions. You will find an important file and generate its hash, which is a one-way function that outputs a hexadecimal string that represents the file. You will send this output to a file for future reference. This string does not change, no matter how many times you run the command, therefore if there is any change in the file, the output will change, meaning that the file has been modified, and you need to investigate if the modification was legitimate or if it was due to an attack.

You will also use Microsoft Windows CLI to generate the hash of a complete directory and send the output to a file, and then verify if any changes have been made, whether from a legitimate or illegitimate modification.

By completing CyberScore’s Host Data Integrity Baselining Interactive Lab, the student will learn to navigate Linux and Windows directories using the CLI, baselining of Linux files and baselining of Windows directories. Learning these skills will help students to create a baseline of files and directories to detect unauthorized file modification. This is important for SOC Analyst, Cyber Operator, Law enforcement / Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst, and Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst.

Conclusion: The Host Data Integrity Baselining Interactive Lab is presented by Cybrary and was created by CyberScore. This lab develops the skill to create a baseline of files and directories to detect unauthorized file modification. This lab would be beneficial for students on the SOC Analyst. Completing the lab means the students can navigate Linux and Windows directories using the CLI, baselining of Linux files and baselining of Windows directories.

Click on the Host Data Integrity Baselining Interactive Lab to learn to navigate Linux and Windows directories using the CLI, baselining of Linux files and baselining of Windows directories.