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Official Linux Foundation™ Course

Security is always a concern, and with major security holes like Shellshock and Heartbleed being announced regularly, it’s more critical than ever to secure the data you are liable for. This Linux Security training course will walk you through the many risks and threats that exist, show you how to use best practices and other open-source tools to mitigate or counteract those threats, and teach you what you need to know to detect and recover from those attacks that do happen.

This advanced, completely hands-on course adopts a highly technical approach to cover important security techniques and tools. By providing visibility both into attack vectors and possible security holes, this course provides you a complete guide on how to mitigate security risks in any Linux environment.

 

You’ll learn:

  •     How to assess security risks in your enterprise Linux environment.
  •     The best techniques and tools to increase security.
  •     Server hardening
  •     How to deploy and use monitoring and attack detection tools.
  •     How to gain visibility into possible vulnerabilities.
  •     The art and science of developing your Linux security policy and response strategy.
  •     How to configure your systems for compliance with HIPAA, DISA STIG, etc.

 

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.

Linux Security

Course Code

GTLFS3

Duration

4 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

Linux Foundation

 

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.

Target Audience

Any professional IT manager and administrator should benefit from this course. Software developers who need to improve their knowledge of security concepts and strategies will also find a great deal of information that applies to their responsibilities.

Attendee Requirements

Attendees should:

  • Have a solid understanding of core local system administration and networking concepts.
  • Be experienced with Linux (or more generally UNIX), especially at the command line level.

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Course Description

Official Linux Foundation™ Course

Security is always a concern, and with major security holes like Shellshock and Heartbleed being announced regularly, it’s more critical than ever to secure the data you are liable for. This Linux Security training course will walk you through the many risks and threats that exist, show you how to use best practices and other open-source tools to mitigate or counteract those threats, and teach you what you need to know to detect and recover from those attacks that do happen.

This advanced, completely hands-on course adopts a highly technical approach to cover important security techniques and tools. By providing visibility both into attack vectors and possible security holes, this course provides you a complete guide on how to mitigate security risks in any Linux environment.

 

You’ll learn:

  •     How to assess security risks in your enterprise Linux environment.
  •     The best techniques and tools to increase security.
  •     Server hardening
  •     How to deploy and use monitoring and attack detection tools.
  •     How to gain visibility into possible vulnerabilities.
  •     The art and science of developing your Linux security policy and response strategy.
  •     How to configure your systems for compliance with HIPAA, DISA STIG, etc.

 

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.

Course Outline

    1. Introduction

  •         Linux Foundation
  •         Linux Foundation Training
  •         Linux Foundation Certifications
  •         Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  •         E-Learning Course: LFS216
  •         Distribution Details
  •         Labs

    2. Security Basics

  •         What is Security?
  •         Assessment
  •         Prevention
  •         Detection
  •         Reaction
  •         Labs

    3. Threats and Risk Assessment

  •         Classes of Attackers
  •         Types of Attacks
  •         Trade Offs
  •         Labs

    4. Physical Access

  •         Physical Security
  •         Hardware Security
  •         Understanding the Linux Boot Process
  •         Labs

    5. Logging

  •         Logging Overview
  •         Syslog Services
  •         The Linux Kernel Audit Daemon
  •         Linux Firewall Logging
  •         Log Reports
  •         Labs

    6. Auditing and Detection

  •         Auditing Basics
  •         Understanding an Attack Progression
  •         Detecting an Attack
  •         Intrusion Detection Systems
  •         Labs

    7. Application Security

  •         Bugs and Tools
  •         Tracking and Documenting Changes
  •         Resource Access Control
  •         Mitigation Techniques
  •         Policy Based Access Control Frameworks
  •         Real World Example
  •         Labs

    8. Kernel Vulnerabilities

  •         Kernel and User Spaces
  •         Bugs
  •         Mitigating Kernel Vulnerabilities
  •         Vulnerabilities Examples
  •         Labs

    9. Authentication

  •         Encryption and Authentication
  •         Passwords and PAM
  •         Hardware Tokens
  •         Biometric Authentication
  •         Network and Centralized Authentication
  •         Labs

    10. Local System Security

  •         Standard UNIX Permissions
  •         Administrator Account
  •         Advanced UNIX Permissions
  •         Filesystem Integrity
  •         Filesystem Quotas
  •         Labs

    11. Network Security

  •         TCP/IP Protocols Review
  •         Remote Trust Vectors
  •         Remote Exploits
  •         Labs

    12. Network Services Security

  •         Network Tools
  •         Databases
  •         Web Server
  •         File Servers
  •         Labs

    13. Denial of Service

  •         Network Basics
  •         DoS Methods
  •         Mitigation Techniques
  •         Labs

    14. Remote Access

  •         Unencrypted Protocols
  •         Accessing Windows Systems
  •         SSH
  •         IPSEC VPNs
  •         Labs

    15. Firewalling and Packet Filtering

  •         Firewalling Basics
  •         iptables
  •         Netfilter Implementation
  •         Netfilter rule management
  •         Mitigate Brute Force Login Attempts
  •         Labs

    16. Response and Mitigation

  •         Preparation
  •         During an Incident
  •         Handling Incident Aftermath
  •         Labs

    17. Compliance testing with OSCAP

  •         Compliance Testing
  •         SCAP Introduction
  •         OpenSCAP
  •         SCAP Workbench
  •         Command Line Scan
  •         Labs
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