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Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

Author: Donald A. Tevault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

A comprehensive guide to securing your Linux system against cyberattacks and intruders Key Features Deliver a system that reduces the risk of being hacked Explore a variety of advanced Linux security techniques with the help of hands-on labs Master the art of securing a Linux environment with this end-to-end practical guide Book DescriptionFrom creating networks and servers to automating the entire working environment, Linux has been extremely popular with system administrators for the last couple of decades. However, security has always been a major concern. With limited resources available in the Linux security domain, this book will be an invaluable guide in helping you get your Linux systems properly secured. Complete with in-depth explanations of essential concepts, practical examples, and self-assessment questions, this book begins by helping you set up a practice lab environment and takes you through the core functionalities of securing Linux. You'll practice various Linux hardening techniques and advance to setting up a locked-down Linux server. As you progress, you will also learn how to create user accounts with appropriate privilege levels, protect sensitive data by setting permissions and encryption, and configure a firewall. The book will help you set up mandatory access control, system auditing, security profiles, and kernel hardening, and finally cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques to secure your Linux environment efficiently. By the end of this Linux security book, you will be able to confidently set up a Linux server that will be much harder for malicious actors to compromise. What you will learn Create locked-down user accounts with strong passwords Configure firewalls with iptables, UFW, nftables, and firewalld Protect your data with different encryption technologies Harden the secure shell service to prevent security break-ins Use mandatory access control to protect against system exploits Harden kernel parameters and set up a kernel-level auditing system Apply OpenSCAP security profiles and set up intrusion detection Configure securely the GRUB 2 bootloader and BIOS/UEFI Who this book is forThis book is for Linux administrators, system administrators, and network engineers interested in securing moderate to complex Linux environments. Security consultants looking to enhance their Linux security skills will also find this book useful. Working experience with the Linux command line and package management is necessary to understand the concepts covered in this book.

Linux Command

Linux Command

Author: William Vance Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Linux Command

Linux Command

Author: William Vance Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Linux for Hackers

Linux for Hackers

Author: William Vance Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Linux for Hackers

Linux for Hackers

Author: William Vance Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide

LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide

Author: Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Provides a solid foundation for those considering a career in IT--covers the objectives of the new Linux Essentials Exam 010-160 v1.6 Linux is a secure, reliable, open source alternative to costly operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. As large organizations worldwide continue to add Linux servers, the need for IT professionals skilled in Linux continues to grow. The LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide is a valuable resource for anyone preparing to take the new Linux Essentials Exam--the entry-level certification from The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) which validates knowledge of Linux concepts and applications. Written by recognized experts on Linux and open source technologies, this accessible, user-friendly guide covers desktop skills, the command line, directories and files, networks, scripting, security, users and permissions, and much more. Clear, concise chapters provide numerous hands-on tutorials, real-world examples, color illustrations, and practical end-of-chapter exercises and review questions. An ideal introduction for those new to Linux or considering a career in IT, this guide helps readers: Learn the operation and components of Linux desktops and servers Understand open source software, licensing, and applications Configure networks, security, cloud services, storage, and devices Create users and groups and set permissions and ownership Use the command line and build automation scripts LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide: Exam 010 v1.6 is perfect for anyone beginning a career in IT, newcomers to Linux, students in computer courses, and system administrators working with other operating systems wanting to learn more about Linux and other open source solutions.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Linux

Linux

Author: Ryan Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

BPF Performance Tools

BPF Performance Tools

Author: Brendan Gregg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2019

BPF and related observability tools give software professionals and students alike unprecedented visibility into software, helping them analyze operating system and application performance, troubleshoot code, and strengthen security. BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability is the industry's most comprehensive guide to using these tools for observability. Brendan Gregg, author of the industry's definitive guide to system performance, introduces powerful new methods and tools for doing analysis that leads to more robust, reliable, and safer code. This authoritative guide: Explores a wide spectrum of software and hardware targets Thoroughly covers open source BPF tools from the Linux Foundation iovisor project's bcc and bpftrace repositories Summarizes performance engineering and kernel internals you need to understand Provides and discusses 150+ bpftrace tools, including 80 written specifically for this book: tools you can run as-is, without programming - or customize and develop further, using diverse interfaces and the bpftrace front-end Students will learn how to use BPF (eBPF) tracing tools to analyze CPUs, memory, disks, file systems, networking, languages, applications, containers, hypervisors, security, and the Linux kernel. Students will move from basic to advanced tools and techniques, producing new metrics, stack traces, custom latency histograms, and more. It's like having a superpower: with Gregg's guidance and tools, students can analyze virtually everything that impacts system performance, so they can improve virtually any Linux operating system or application. Deeper, more in-depth coverage than any other eBPF resource Quickly analyze everything that impacts Linux system performance: ask questions and get fast answers in production environments Learn by example, with tools you can use to find performance wins and then customize for even more power Covers invaluable, in-demand technology: eBPF was the subject of over two dozen talks at the recent Linux Plumbers developer's conference Downloadable source code includes 80+ new BPF analysis tools created for this book Use BPF/eBPF tracing and observability tools to improve system performance, reduce costs, resolve software issues, and gain unprecedented visibility into running systems Deeper, more in-depth coverage than any other eBPF resource Quickly analyze everything that impacts Linux system performance: ask questions and get fast answers in production environments Learn by example, with tools you can use to find performance wins and then customize for even more power Covers invaluable, in-demand technology: eBPF was the subject of over two dozen talks at the recent Linux Plumbers developer's conference Downloadable source code includes 80+ new BPF analysis tools created for this book BPF and related observability tools give software professionals unprecedented visibility into software, helping them analyze operating system and application performance, troubleshoot code, and strengthen security. BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability is the industry's most comprehensive guide to using these tools for observability. Brendan Gregg, author of the industry's definitive guide to system performance, introduces powerful new methods and tools for doing analysis that leads to more robust, reliable, and safer code. This authoritative guide: Explores a wide spectrum of software and hardware targets Thoroughly covers open source BPF tools from the Linux Foundation iovisor project's bcc and bpftrace repositories Summarizes performance engineering and kernel internals you need to understand Provides and discusses 150+ bpftrace tools, including 80 written specifically for this book: tools you can run as-is, without programming - or customize and develop further, using diverse interfaces and the bpftrace front-end You'll learn how to use BPF (eBPF) tracing tools to analyze CPUs, memory, disks, file systems, networking, languages, applications, containers, hypervisors, security, and the Linux kernel. You'll move from basic to advanced tools and techniques, producing new metrics, stack traces, custom latency histograms, and more. It's like having a superpower: with Gregg's guidance and tools, you can analyze virtually everything that impacts system performance, so you can improve virtually any Linux operating system or application.

LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide

LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide

Author: Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2019

The bestselling study guide for the popular Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1 (LPIC-1). The updated fifth edition of LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide is a comprehensive, one-volume resource that covers 100% of all exam objectives. Building on the proven Sybex Study Guide approach, this essential resource offers a comprehensive suite of study and learning tools such as assessment tests, hands-on exercises, chapter review questions, and practical, real-world examples. This book, completely updated to reflect the latest 101-500 and 102-500 exams, contains clear, concise, and user-friendly information on all of the Linux administration topics you will encounter on test day. Key exam topics include system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, user interfaces and desktops, essential system services, network and server security, and many more. Linux Servers currently have a 20% market share which continues to grow. The Linux OS market saw a 75% increase from last year and is the third leading OS, behind Windows and MacOS. There has never been a better time to expand your skills, broaden your knowledge, and earn certification from the Linux Professional Institute. A must-have guide for anyone preparing for the 101-500 and 102-500 exams, this study guide enables you to: Assess your performance on practice exams to determine what areas need extra study Understand and retain vital exam topics such as administrative tasks, network configuration, booting Linux, working with filesystems, writing scripts, and using databases Gain insights and tips from two of the industry's most highly respected instructors, consultants, and authors Access Sybex interactive tools that include electronic flashcards, an online test bank, customizable practice exams, bonus chapter review questions, and a searchable PDF glossary of key terms LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide is ideal for network and system administrators studying for the LPIC-1 exams, either for the first time or for the purpose of renewing their certifications.

Your Linux Toolbox

Your Linux Toolbox

Author: Julia Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2019