DSO 303 - Automating Security Updates

Course Details

Course Number: DSO 303

Course Duration: 20 minutes

Course CPE Credits: .4

Foreign Languages Available:

  • English

Course Overview

Essential to keeping systems secure, reducing risk, introducing new or enhanced features, or improving compatibility, software updating can be challenging and resource-intensive. Automating this process eliminates routine tasks and frees up administrative time. This course introduces automation procedures for systems administration to effectively and efficiently manage IT software in adherence to functional and security requirements.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have the knowledge and skills required to meet compliance requirements while developing a DevSecOps mindset, including:

  • Employ automated mechanisms to implement changes to the current system baseline and deploy the updated baseline across the installed base
  • Review system changes to determine whether unauthorized changes have occurred
  • Remove previous versions of software or firmware components after installing updated versions
  • Ensure that security-relevant software or firmware updates are obtained from authorized sources with appropriate digital signatures
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