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A practical Linux Administration security guide to help you secure and protect any Linux server
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  • Course duration: 4h 15m
    33 exercises
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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 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 the Linux specific issues that require special consideration.


Distributed by Manning Publications

This course was created independently by Linux Training Academy and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.

prerequisites

Basic understanding of the Linux operating system

what you will 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 include special modes, file attributes, and access control lists (ACLs).

about the instructor

Jason Cannon 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 books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."

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