If you’re new to the blog in 2013, you might think that Skyyler is only an ACL gear-head. But he DOES write about non-ACL topics. Occasionally.
Once you’ve mastered creating computed fields, you’re ready to add computed fields to a table via script. It is easier than it sounds.
If you need some background on computed fields, see my previous posts, What is a Computed Field? and How to Add a Computed Field (manually). Now let’s explore writing a script that adds computed fields to a table.
Do you perform appropriate population validation of the data you rely on in an audit?
Population or data validation is simply gaining confidence that the data you are using in your audit contains all the appropriate data for your audit objectives (e.g., your server list includes all the SOX servers). So how do you do it? Let’s look at an example…
While commenting on AuditMonkey’s blog, I noted that because companies often don’t do the right thing, auditing is a noble profession.
Mainly because we can right some of those wrongs.
Then I said…
If you’re an IT auditor or security analyst and you don’t know how to ping a server, then I have some words for you:
So let’s do it.
I’m assuming most of my readers already know how to do this. If so, please answer the poll question at the bottom. If not, please read on, then answer the poll question. Thanks!
As soon as you create an ACL script, you often have to add to it or edit it. There’s an easy way to do it.
If you’re planning to take the CISA exam, you need to take ISACA‘s own CISA Self-Assessment exam (get it here).
The exam consists of 50 questions that allow exam candidates to “assess their knowledge of the CISA job practice areas and determine in which information security areas they may have strengths and weaknesses.”
Creating scripts (and editing them) is not as hard as many of you believe them to be.
Sure, it takes practice and time to learn the basics, but YOU can do it.
If you don’t learn scripting, you are NOT using ACL to it’s fullest, nor are you making the best use of your time.
- Basics of Web
- Basics of HTTP
- Detection of common web vulnerabilities:
- Basics of fingerprinting
- and more! (like Linux Host Review)
This post is the parking lot for questions that don’t necessarily relate to one of my posts.
If you want to ask a question, post it here.
This post answers these questions: Why get the CISSP certification? What has it done for me? What else do I need to know?
Charles, one of my readers, asked me, “Do you have postings related to CISSP?” Not many, but here’s one….
Adding a custom view to an ACL table comes in handy when you want to 1) change the order of the fields in an ACL table, or 2) view a select number of fields.
You can add a custom view manually or via script. We’ll tackle the script version first.
This post is in response to Les’ question about reordering fields in a table.