Why should you be interested in Linux Host Security, Linux is secure, isn't it? Those of us who are a little more paranoid understand that "nothing is secure" and will benefit from understanding how to lock up your host more securely than the default.
Everyday we learn of new cyber attacks against, often large organizations, coming to the realization that nothing is secure in the modern world. In this course, Linux Host Security, you will gain the the skills needed to begin to lock your Linux server down and protect your precious data and resources. First, you will learn to tune the Linux Kernel using the procfs and sysctl. Next, you will discover how much traceability you lose where you have not installed the Linux Audit System. Finally, you will explore how to deploy the integrated Identity Management tool, FreeIPA Server on CentOS 7. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Linux Security needed to harden your Linux Servers.
Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin
and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).
Course Overview (Music playing) Hi everyone, my name is Andrew Mallett, and welcome to my course, Linux Host Security. I'm a Linux trainer and consultant working at The Urban Penguin in the UK. Now, why should you learn to secure Linux? After all, Linux is secure, right? Well, maybe. And if you can sleep at night with that belief, then great. There are many times that working as a consultant I have been shown direct to a server room with direct access to those servers. We will show you that even on modern systems how easy it is to reset passwords, and you probably won't be as confident at the default security. This course will help you understand what you can do to secure the Linux host and why monitor the system for security breaches. Some of the major topics that we will cover include tuning the Linux kernel using the sysctl command and files, protecting that boot process using GRUB, auditing Linux using the Linux audit system, and deploying the FreeIPA server and client, the Linux identity management suite. By the end of this course, you'll know how and why your Linux servers need to be hardened at the host level, as well as being able to audit security events on your systems. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Linux server management and be able to install Ubuntu and CentOS Linux systems. I hope you'll join me on this journey learning to secure your Linux servers with the Linux Host Security course at Pluralsight.