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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 LFS207 – Linux System Administration Essentials) 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.
Mar 2023
I like that this course can be done at my own pace, at any time.
Feb 2023
I liked the content on iptables, firewalls and notables.
Jan 2023
The labs are great, and very useful.
Nov 2022
The content is very easy to understand, and the exercises are super useful.
Oct 2022
The hands-on lab portions of each section helped solidify the content of that section.