Linux Security and Hardening, The Practical Security Guide [Video]

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Learn
  • How to protect your Linux systems against hackers.
  • Ways to prevent attackers from breaking into your systems, even when they have physical access to your machine.
  • How to enforce strong password policies and control password as well as account aging policies on your Linux servers.
  • SSH Hardening practices.
  • Network security tactics.
  • Port scanning and network service detection.
  • How the Linux firewall works and exactly how to configure it.
  • How to protect the superuser (root) account.
  • Ways to share accounts securely with an audit trail.
  • File system security and encryption.
  • Using and configuring sudo, and why you need to.
  • Advanced Linux permissions, including special modes, file attributes, and access control lists (ACLs).
About

Keep yourself and your company out of the news by protecting your Linux systems from hackers, crackers, and attackers! This course will not only teach you the security concepts and guidelines that will keep your Linux servers safe, it will walk you through hardening measures step-by-step. By the end of this course, you will be able to tighten up the security on any Linux system. You'll learn the security weaknesses of the Linux operating system and will be given step-by-step instructions on how to protect those weaknesses. You'll even learn some security concepts that apply to information security as a whole while focusing on Linux-specific issues that require special consideration. What you learn in this course applies to any Linux environment or distribution including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Kali Linux, and more.

Style and Approach

In this course we not only teach you the security concepts and guidelines that will keep your Linux servers safe, but we also will walk you through hardening measures step-by-step.

Features
  • You will be able to harden a Linux system, reduce its surface of vulnerability, and reduce the risk of your Linux system being hacked or compromised.
Course Length 4 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781789612820
Date Of Publication 10 Oct 2018

Authors

Jason Cannon

Linux Training Academy was founded by Jason Cannon. This academy provides training and resources on Linux starting at the most basic and beginner level to ninja level of skills at command line. It shares articles, tutorials, how-to’s, exercises, and pro-tips on their blog with students who are struggling with a particular problem. They not only teach you how Linux works, but also demonstrate how to put that knowledge to good use.

Jason Cannon is a professional system administrator, consultant, and author. He started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris. He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the Linux for Beginners and Command Line Kung Fu books.