Security Assessment of Operating Systems

Speaker:  Haider Abbas – Islamabad, Pakistan
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy


Security of any computer system largely depends on the security of its operating system (OS). Operating systems are a primary target of the hackers because of the information stored in the OS. A compromise of the OS can not only expose private information of an organization but also pose a threat to other applications running in the system. The key purpose of OS security is to protect the OS from different threats such as malware, viruses, remote intrusion, etc. To ensure the security of an OS, different well-known organizations provide several guidelines in the form of cybersecurity standards. Security assessment of an operating system assesses the configurations of the OS against the defined standards of configurations. The talk aims to detail the process of OS risk identification, and security assessment and evaluation of the operating systems. Approaches to minimize threats and vulnerabilities shall also be discussed.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  32
Duration:  25 - 30 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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