Mastering Linux Security


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Are you ready to take charge of fortifying your Linux systems against the relentless tide of cyber threats? "Mastering Linux Security" is your comprehensive guide to mastering the art of securing Linux environments against a spectrum of digital dangers. Whether you're an IT professional guarding critical servers or a Linux enthusiast striving to bolster personal security, this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to establish an unyielding defense.

What's Inside:

  1. Understanding Linux Security
    1. The Importance of Linux Security
    2. Linux Security Principles and Philosophy
    3. Threat Landscape and Security Challenges
    4. Overview of Linux Security Components
  2. Linux User and Group Management
    1. User Accounts and Authentication
    2. Creating and Managing User Accounts
    3. User Rights and Permissions
    4. Managing User Groups and Group Policies
    5. Linux Security Best Practices for User Management
  3. Linux File System Security
    1. Understanding Linux File Permissions
    2. Special Permissions and ACLs
    3. Securing Sensitive Files and Directories
    4. Shared Directories and Network File Systems
    5. File System Encryption and Security
  4. Linux Process and Resource Management
    1. Process Security and Privilege Levels
    2. Resource Limitations and Process Control
    3. Securing Process Communication
    4. Process Monitoring and Tracing
    5. Linux Resource Management Best Practices
  5. Linux Network Security
    1. Network Configuration and Security
    2. Securing Network Services and Ports
    3. Firewalls and Packet Filtering
    4. Intrusion Detection and Prevention
    5. Linux Network Security Best Practices
  6. Linux Security Policies
    1. SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) Introduction
    2. AppArmor and Profile-Based Security
    3. Grsecurity and RBAC (Role-Based Access Control)
    4. Linux Security Modules (LSM) Framework
    5. Comparing and Implementing Linux Security Policies
  7. Linux Authentication and Authorization
    1. Understanding Linux Authentication
    2. Configuring PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
    3. Linux Authorization and Role-Based Access Control
    4. Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    5. Linux Authentication Best Practices
  8. Linux Encryption and Data Protection
    1. Overview of Linux Encryption
    2. Full Disk Encryption with LUKS
    3. Encrypting Individual Files with GPG
    4. Data Integrity and Digital Signatures
    5. Linux Data Protection Best Practices
  9. Linux Firewall and Network Security
    1. Linux Firewall Concepts and Types
    2. iptables and Netfilter Basics
    3. FirewallD and Simplified Firewall Management
    4. Securing Network Services with TCP Wrappers
    5. Advanced Linux Firewall and Security Considerations
  10. Linux Update and Patch Management
    1. The Importance of Linux Updates
    2. Managing Software Repositories
    3. Package Managers and Upgrades
    4. Linux Patch Management Best Practices
    5. Automated Update and Patching Solutions
  11. Linux Malware Protection
    1. Overview of Linux Malware Threats
    2. Linux Antivirus and Endpoint Protection
    3. Linux Malware Scanning and Removal
    4. Real-Time Threat Detection and Response
    5. Linux Malware Protection Best Practices
  12. Linux Audit and Monitoring
    1. Linux Audit Framework Overview
    2. Configuring Linux Auditing and Monitoring Rules
    3. Centralized Logging and Log Analysis
    4. Linux Security Monitoring Best Practices
    5. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Integration
  13. Linux Hardening and System Security
    1. Linux Server Hardening Checklist
    2. Reducing the Attack Surface
    3. Securing Linux Kernel and System Services
    4. Restricting Root Access and Privileges
    5. Linux System Hardening Best Practices
  14. Linux Virtualization and Container Security
    1. Introduction to Linux Virtualization
    2. Securing Linux Virtual Machines (VMs)
    3. Container Security and Isolation
    4. Docker and Kubernetes Security
    5. Linux Virtualization and Container Best Practices
  15. Incident Response and Linux Forensics
    1. Preparing for Incidents and Response Planning
    2. Detecting and Responding to Security Incidents
    3. Linux Forensics and Data Recovery
    4. Incident Handling and Breach Remediation
    5. Linux Security Incident Response Best Practices
  16. Appendix
    1. Quick reference guide for Linux command-line tools and shell scripting
    2. Recommended books, websites, and tools for further learning
    3. About the author

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