Course info
Oct 13, 2016
1h 31m

If you're responsible for the security and reliability of IT resources of any kind, then encryption is your friend. Not only is it unwise to try to manage sensitive health records or credit card transactions without using strong encryption to obscure the data, but, in many cases, it's against the law. It's not only your data that's at risk; if your website and DNS service aren't protected by some kind of public key certificates, it could be just a matter of time before your servers will be hijacked by criminal hackers. In this course, Linux Encryption Security, you'll cover everything you need to know to apply proper encryption to the Linux systems behind your website, stored and mobile data, and DNS infrastructure. First, you'll learn how to configure and administrate industry-standard packages, such as OpenSSL, X.509 certificates, SSL/TLS, BIND, Apache httpd, eCryptfs, and Cryptsetup. Next, you'll explore encrypting the files on a PC or mobile device. Finally, you'll discover how to secure the all-important DNS service connecting your customers and users to your web-facing resources. By the end of this course, you'll feel confident tackling an assortment of possible security risk and vulnerabilities.

About the author
About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

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