Practical Linux Security Cookbook


Practical Linux Security Cookbook
Authors: Tajinder Kalsi
Year: 2016
Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781785286421
ISBN 10: 1785286420
Categories: Computers, Operating Systems
Pages: 320 / 319
Edition: 1

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Practical Linux Security Cookbook Tajinder Kalsi
Key FeaturesThis book provides code-intensive discussions with detailed recipes that help you understand better and learn faster.More than 50 hands-on recipes to create and administer a secure Linux system locally as well as on a networkEnhance file system security and local and remote user authentication by using various security tools and different versions of Linux for different tasksBook DescriptionWith the growing popularity of Linux, more and more administrators have started moving to the system to create networks or servers for any task. This also makes Linux the first choice for any attacker now. Due to the lack of information about security-related attacks, administrators now face issues in dealing with these attackers as quickly as possible. Learning about the different types of Linux security will help create a more secure Linux system.Whether you are new to Linux administration or experienced, this book will provide you with the skills to make systems more secure.With lots of step-by-step recipes, the book starts by introducing you to various threats to Linux systems. You then get to walk through customizing the Linux kernel and securing local files. Next you will move on to manage user authentication locally and remotely and also mitigate network attacks. Finally, you will learn to patch bash vulnerability and monitor system logs for security.With several screenshots in each example, the book will supply a great learning experience and help you create more secure Linux systems.What you will learnLearn about various vulnerabilities and exploits in relation to Linux systemsConfigure and build a secure kernel and test itLearn about file permissions and security and how to securely modify filesExplore various ways to authenticate local users while monitoring their activities.Authenticate users remotely and securely copy files on remote systemsReview various network security methods including firewalls using iptables and TCP WrapperExplore various security tools including Port Sentry, Squid Proxy, Shorewall, and many moreUnderstand Bash vulnerability/security and patch managementAbout the AuthorTajinder Kalsi is an innovative professional with more than 9 years of progressive experience within the information security industry. He has a good amount of knowledge and experience in web application testing, vulnerability assessment, network penetration testing, and risk assessment.At present, he is working as an independent information security consultant. He started his career with Wipro as a technical associate, and later on he became an ISMS consultant cum technical evangelist. In his free time, he conducts seminars in colleges all across India on various topics, and he has covered more than 125 colleges and spoken to 10,000+ students.In the past, he has reviewed books such as Web Application Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing, and Advanced Wireless Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments.You can find him on Facbook at, or contact him on his website at of ContentsLinux Security ProblemsConfiguring a Secure and Optimized KernelLocal Filesystem SecurityLocal Authentication in LinuxRemote AuthenticationNetwork SecuritySecurity ToolsLinux Security DistrosPatching a Bash VulnerabilitySecurity Monitoring and Logging Categories:
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