Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

Key FeaturesLeverage this guide to confidently deliver a system that reduces the risk of being hackedPerform number of advanced Linux security techniques like network service detection, user authentication, controlling special permissions, encrypting file systems and moreMaster the art of securing a Linux environment with this end-to-end practical guideBook DescriptionThis book will have an extensive coverage of techniques to prevent attackers from breaching your system to building fool proof Linux environment. You will learn various security techniques like SSH hardening, network service detection, setting up firewalls, encrypting file systems, protecting users accounts, authentication process, 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 work done efficiently.By the end of this book, you will be confident in delivering a system that cannot be compromised.What you will learnPrevent intruders from accessing sensitive data, using various techniques.Prevent intruders from planting malware, and to detect if malware has been planted.Prevent insiders from accessing data that they aren’t authorized to access.Do quick checks to see if 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 specific to just certain distros.About the AuthorDonald A. Tevault—but you can call him “Donnie”--started his computer career many, many years ago. His first computer job involved working with refrigerator-sized, transistorized computers that had much less processing power than a modern mobile phone. He got involved with Linux in year 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.

Author: Donald A. Tevault

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