Practical Linux Security Cookbook

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Learn
  • Learn about various vulnerabilities and exploits in relation to Linux systems
  • Configure and build a secure kernel and test it
  • Learn about file permissions and security and how to securely modify files
  • Explore various ways to authenticate local users while monitoring their activities.
  • Authenticate users remotely and securely copy files on remote systems
  • Review various network security methods including firewalls using iptables and TCP Wrapper
  • Explore various security tools including Port Sentry, Squid Proxy, Shorewall, and many more
  • Understand Bash vulnerability/security and patch management
About

With the growing popularity of Linux, more and more administrators have started moving to the system to create networks or servers for any task. This also makes Linux the first choice for any attacker now. Due to the lack of information about security-related attacks, administrators now face issues in dealing with these attackers as quickly as possible. Learning about the different types of Linux security will help create a more secure Linux system.

Whether you are new to Linux administration or experienced, this book will provide you with the skills to make systems more secure.

With lots of step-by-step recipes, the book starts by introducing you to various threats to Linux systems. You then get to walk through customizing the Linux kernel and securing local files. Next you will move on to manage user authentication locally and remotely and also mitigate network attacks. Finally, you will learn to patch bash vulnerability and monitor system logs for security.

With several screenshots in each example, the book will supply a great learning experience and help you create more secure Linux systems.

Features
  • This book provides code-intensive discussions with detailed recipes that help you understand better and learn faster.
  • More than 50 hands-on recipes to create and administer a secure Linux system locally as well as on a network
  • Enhance file system security and local and remote user authentication by using various security tools and different versions of Linux for different tasks
Page Count 276
Course Length 8 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781785286421
Date Of Publication 28 Apr 2016

Authors

Tajinder Kalsi

Tajinder Kalsi is an innovative professional with more than 9 years' progressive experience within the information security industry. He has a good amount of knowledge and experience in web application testing, vulnerability assessment, network penetration testing, and risk assessment. At present, he is working as an information security consultant. He started his career with Wipro as a technical associate, and later on he became an ISMS consultant-cum-technical evangelist. In his free time, he conducts seminars in colleges all across India on various topics, in more than 125 colleges; he has spoken to 10,000+ students. Tajinder is a certified ISO 27001:2013 Auditor. Tajinder authored Practical Linux Security Cookbook published by Packt Publishing. He has also reviewed the following books: Web Application Penetration Testing with Kali Linux and Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing. He has also authored three video courses with Packt: Getting Started with Pentensing, Finding and Exploiting Hidden Vulnerabilities, and Pentesting Web Applications. He is best described as dedicated, devoted, and determined and a person who strongly believes in making his dreams come true. He defines himself as a tireless worker, who loves to laugh and make others laugh. He is also very friendly and level-headed.

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