Mastering Linux Security and Hardening - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Create locked-down user accounts with strong passwords
  • Configure firewalls with iptables, UFW, nftables, and firewalld
  • Protect your data with different encryption technologies
  • Harden the secure shell service to prevent security break-ins
  • Use mandatory access control to protect against system exploits
  • Harden kernel parameters and set up a kernel-level auditing system
  • Apply OpenSCAP security profiles and set up intrusion detection
  • Configure securely the GRUB 2 bootloader and BIOS/UEFI
About

From creating networks and servers to automating the entire working environment, Linux has been extremely popular with system administrators for the last couple of decades. However, security has always been a major concern. With limited resources available in the Linux security domain, this book will be an invaluable guide in helping you get your Linux systems properly secured.

Complete with in-depth explanations of essential concepts, practical examples, and self-assessment questions, this book begins by helping you set up a practice lab environment and takes you through the core functionalities of securing Linux. You'll practice various Linux hardening techniques and advance to setting up a locked-down Linux server. As you progress, you will also learn how to create user accounts with appropriate privilege levels, protect sensitive data by setting permissions and encryption, and configure a firewall. The book will help you set up mandatory access control, system auditing, security profiles, and kernel hardening, and finally cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques to secure your Linux environment efficiently.

By the end of this Linux security book, you will be able to confidently set up a Linux server that will be much harder for malicious actors to compromise.

Features
  • Deliver a system that reduces the risk of being hacked
  • Explore a variety of advanced Linux security techniques with the help of hands-on labs
  • Master the art of securing a Linux environment with this end-to-end practical guide
Page Count 666
Course Length 19 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781838981778
Date Of Publication 21 Feb 2020

Authors

Donald A. Tevault

Donald A. Tevault—but you can call him Donnie—got involved with Linux way back in 2006, and has been working with it ever since. He holds the Linux Professional Institute Level 3—Security certification, and the GIAC Incident Handler certification. Donnie is a professional Linux trainer, and thanks to the magic of the internet, teaches Linux classes literally the world over from the comfort of his living room. He's also a Linux security researcher for an IoT security company.