Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

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  • Use various techniques to prevent intruders from accessing sensitive data
  • Prevent intruders from planting malware, and detect whether malware has been planted
  • Prevent insiders from accessing data that they aren’t authorized to access
  • Do quick checks to see whether a computer is running network services that it doesn’t need to run
  • Learn security techniques that are common to all Linux distros, and some that are distro-specific

This book has extensive coverage of techniques that will help prevent attackers from breaching your system, by building a much more secure Linux environment. You will learn various security techniques such as SSH hardening, network service detection, setting up firewalls, encrypting file systems, protecting user accounts, authentication processes, and so on. Moving forward, you will also develop hands-on skills with advanced Linux permissions, access control, special modes, and more. Lastly, this book will also cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques to get your work done efficiently.

By the end of this book, you will be confident in delivering a system that will be much harder to compromise.

  • Leverage this guide to confidently deliver a system that reduces the risk of being hacked
  • Perform a number of advanced Linux security techniques such as network service detection, user authentication, controlling special permissions, encrypting file systems, and much more
  • Master the art of securing a Linux environment with this end-to-end practical guide
Page Count 376
Course Length 11 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781788620307
Date Of Publication 11 Jan 2018


Donald Tevault

Donald Tevault—but you can call him "Donnie"—has been working with Linux since way back in 2006. He's a professional Linux trainer, with the LPI Level 3 - Security and the GIAC Incident Handler certifications. Donnie is also a fellow Packt Publishing author, having published Mastering Linux Security and Hardening as his first book. He's the brains behind the BeginLinux Guru channel on YouTube, and works as a Linux consultant for the VDOO IoT security company.