• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Linux Security Training Crash Course provides the participants with an in-depth coverage of Linux security and Unix security issues. Linux security is important because although Linux users are less prone to viruses than some other major operating systems, there are still many security issues facing Linux users and administrators. Industry analysts believe it’s important to have a “big picture” view of Linux security to start off. Rather than just saying we need to make a system secure, organizations need to consider what is meant by secure, what risks are associated with any data that’s available, and what impact your security measures will have on your users.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Linux security concepts
  • Learn how to configure and use firewalls on Linux
  • Explore techniques for securing user accounts and permissions
  • Understand the role of encryption in Linux security
  • Learn best practices for securing network services on Linux
  • Explore intrusion detection and prevention strategies
  • Understand the basics of incident response and forensics on Linux
  • Learn about security auditing and monitoring in a Linux environment
  • Explore advanced security topics such as SELinux and AppArmor
  • Practice hands-on exercises to reinforce security concepts

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Development
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management