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Linux Security Fundamentals (LFS216)

Many of the features for securing Linux are built in to either the Linux kernel or added by the various Linux distributions. This class explores many of these options to secure the systems.

Who Is It For

This advanced Linux security course is for everyone involved with any security related tasks including implementation technicians, developers and managers will gain additional expertise from this course.
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What You’ll Learn

This course is a comprehensive look at the security challenges that can affect almost every system, especially with the seamless connectivity we seek from the Internet. The class starts with an overview of computer security and touches on how security affects everyone in the chain of development, implementation, administration and the end user.
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What It Prepares You For

After completing this advanced Linux security training you will be able to assess your current security needs, evaluate your current security readiness and implement security options as required.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Security Basics
Chapter 3. Threats and Risk Assessment
Chapter 4. Physical Access
Chapter 5. Logging
Chapter 6. Auditing and Detection
Chapter 7. Application Security
Chapter 8. Kernel Vulnerabilities
Chapter 9. Authentication
Chapter 10. Local System Security
Chapter 11. Network Security
Chapter 12. Network Services Security
Chapter 13. Denial of Service
Chapter 14. Remote Access
Chapter 15. Firewalling and Packet Filtering
Chapter 16. Response and Mitigation
Chapter 17. Compliance Testing with OSCAP

To make the most of this course, you will need to be able to:

  • Download files from the Internet, configure virtual machines, import a virtual appliance and a “host only” virtual private network. Basic Linux command line skills (covered in LFS201 – Essentials of System Administration) are required. Familiarity with Red Hat Linux, CentOS or Fedora is highly recommended.
Lab Info
Lab exercises in this course are designed to work either on native hardware, or using a virtual machine (VM), under a hypervisor, such as those in the KVM, VMWare, or Virtual Box families. Detailed instructions to set up your lab environment are provided in the course.
Jul 2021
Real-life scenarios in the tutorials are quite helpful.
Jan 2021
The instructor provides thorough details of almost all security essentials for the Linux systems. It's really a wonderful course to understand the security essentials.
Sep 2020
Well designed and perfectly delivered throughout the chapter. Auditing and detection was my favorite, and THREATS AND RISK ASSESSMENT.