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(eBook) (PDF) Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, 1st edition


William Rothwell, 
Denise Kinsey



ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SECURE LINUX SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, APPLICATIONS, AND DATA–IN ONE BOOKFrom the basics to advanced techniques: no Linux security experience necessaryRealistic examples & step-by-step activities: practice hands-on without costly equipmentThe perfect introduction to Linux-based security for all students and IT professionalsLinux distributions are widely used to support mission-critical applications and manage crucial data. But safeguarding modern Linux systems is complex, and many Linux books have inadequate or outdated security coverage. Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity is your complete solution. Leading Linux certification and security experts William “Bo” Rothwell and Dr. Denise Kinsey introduce Linux with the primary goal of enforcing and troubleshooting security. Their practical approach will help you protect systems, even if one or more layers are penetrated.First, you’ll learn how to install Linux to achieve optimal security upfront, even if you have no Linux experience. Next, you’ll master best practices for securely administering accounts, devices, services, processes, data, and networks. Then, you’ll master powerful tools and automated scripting techniques for footprinting, penetration testing, threat detection, logging, auditing, software management, and more.To help you earn certification and demonstrate skills, this guide covers many key topics on CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 exams. Everything is organized clearly and logically for easy understanding, effective classroom use, and rapid on-the-job training.LEARN HOW TO:Review Linux operating system components from the standpoint of securityMaster key commands, tools, and skills for securing Linux systemsTroubleshoot common Linux security problems, one step at a timeProtect user and group accounts with Pluggable AuthenticationModules (PAM), SELinux, passwords, and policiesSafeguard files and directories with permissions and attributesCreate, manage, and protect storage devices: both local and networkedAutomate system security 24/7 by writing and scheduling scriptsMaintain network services, encrypt network connections, and secure network-accessible processesExamine which processes are running–and which may represent a threatUse system logs to pinpoint potential vulnerabilitiesKeep Linux up-to-date with Red Hat or Debian software management toolsModify boot processes to harden securityMaster advanced techniques for gathering system information

Published by Pearson IT Certification (July 6th 2021) – Copyright © 2019
ISBN-13: 9780137459704
Subject: Operating Systems
Category: Linux & Unix