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Intrusion Detection Analyst was asked...8 September 2010

Where are the configurations found in the Linux OS?

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Hardware? Try dmesg. Disks? Try df. Network interfaces? Try ifconfig -a. Memory, users, installed software Less


Most of the questions were scenario based. Study networking thoroughly (In and Out) (eg protocols like HTTP, FTP, DNS, DHCP etc). Have good knowledge on malware analysis. The questions were easy. But they see how in depth you can go into. Some questions involved in such a way you need to think both as a hacker and defender. Know some idea on log analysis. You may need to parse logs by writing code and print values according to the question. Some moderate Web security questions were asked too.

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I answered well in the last 3 rounds. Made some mistakes in the initial two rounds. Less

What was the main focus in the initial telephonic rounds ? How much programing questions to expect during the final rounds ? Less


scenario analysis question require work experience


I was never actually offered an interview.


Identify the indications of compromise within a UNIX Apache server.


Unable to reveal the questions, but basic networking and security understanding will suffice.


Explain the circuit design you provided and why you made the choices you did.


Interviewer on phone asked about fundamentals of IT to see how deep I know protocols. In HQ I had 5 different interviews with 5 differnt guys. All of them worked in IT Security and asked questions from Pentesting , Log correlation, how would I solve some problems, etc. Last interview was to solve a problem in my prefered code language in a blackboard.


Ask me about network protocols, and the OSI model. My familiarity with malware and various types of threats.


Log analysis examples, Forensics basics,

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