HIDS - Tips and Tricks

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Familiarize yourself with the policy

Using intrusion detection software on private data machines is required at CU-Boulder.

Determine your needs

Assess your servers and determine how many licenses you will need, and what kind of intrusion detection software is appropriate. If you need help making this determination call the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from an on-campus phone).

Sign up for training

Attending a no-cost training session facilitated by IT Security is required to acquire the software and support for both Tripwire Enterprise and OSSEC.

The license process

After attending the training, you will learn how to acquire the software and will receive the support you need when you have questions about Tripwire Enterprise and OSSEC.

Exception policy and information

Exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. To apply for an exception, contact the IT Security Office.