Hardening Linux

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Bulletproof your system before you are hacked! From the publisher of the international best-seller, Hacking Exposed, here is a brilliant new offering written with a passion for security that will help you make the necessary upgrades and take the essential steps to secure your Linux systems. The concise and consistent approach breaks down security into logical parts, giving you actions to take immediately, information on hardening your system from the top down, and finally when ...
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Overview

Bulletproof your system before you are hacked! From the publisher of the international best-seller, Hacking Exposed, here is a brilliant new offering written with a passion for security that will help you make the necessary upgrades and take the essential steps to secure your Linux systems. The concise and consistent approach breaks down security into logical parts, giving you actions to take immediately, information on hardening your system from the top down, and finally when to go back and make further upgrades.
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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072254976
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
  • Publication date: 7/29/2004
  • Series: Networking Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,185,834
  • Product dimensions: 0.91 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
1 Critical first steps 3
2 Hardening network access : disable unnecessary services 17
3 Installing firewalls and filters 47
4 Hardening software accessibility 79
5 Preparing for disaster 105
6 Hardening access controls 129
7 Hardening data storage 141
8 Hardening authentication and user identity 169
9 Restricted execution environments 185
10 Hardening communications 211
11 Install network monitoring software 239
12 Automatic logfile scanning 267
13 Patch management and monitoring 295
14 Self-monitoring tools 323
15 Budget acquisition and corporate commitment to security 355
16 Establishing a security campaign 373
A Additional Linux security resources 387
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