Hardening Linux
  • Hardening Linux
  • Hardening Linux

Hardening Linux

by John Terpstra, Paul Love, Ronald P. Reck, Tim Scanlon
     
 

Take a proactive approach to Enterprise Linux security by implementing preventive measures against attacks -- before they occur. Written by a team of Linux security experts, this hands-on resource provides concrete steps you can take immediately as well as ongoing actions to ensure long-term security. Features include examples using Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0,…  See more details below

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Take a proactive approach to Enterprise Linux security by implementing preventive measures against attacks -- before they occur. Written by a team of Linux security experts, this hands-on resource provides concrete steps you can take immediately as well as ongoing actions to ensure long-term security. Features include examples using Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0, and Novell's SUSE Linux versions SLES8 and SLES9. Get complete details on how to systematically harden your network from the ground up, as well as strategies for getting company-wide support for your security plan.

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Don’t run Linux in production unless you’ve hardened it. Many admins have barely scratched the surface. Let Samba-Team co-founder John Terpstra show you how it’s really done.

Terpstra starts with an eight-item checklist you’d better attend to right now. Once that’s done, you’ll systematically harden network, system, and software access; the kernel; file systems and data storage; authentication and user identity; and communications. (You’ll even learn how to establish secure “chrooted jails” for business-critical apps.)

Security is, of course, never done. Part III focuses on ongoing tasks: network monitoring, log file scanning, patch management, and more. There’s even coverage of setting up a corporate security policy that gains user acceptance -- and works. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072254976
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
Publication date:
07/29/2004
Series:
Networking Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

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