Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications

Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications

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PART OF THE NEW JONES a BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY a ASSURANCE SERIES! Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications covers every major aspect of security on a Linux system. Written by an industry expert, this book is divided into three natural parts to illustrate key concepts in the field. It opens with a discussion on the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Linux as an operating system using examples from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu. Part 2 discusses how to take advantage of the layers of security available to Linuxa€”user and group options, filesystems, and security options for important services, as well as the security modules associated with AppArmor and SELinux. The book closes with a look at the use of both open source and proprietary tools when building a layered security strategy for Linux operating system environments. Using real-world examples and exercises, this useful resource incorporates hands-on activities to walk students through the fundamentals of security strategies related to the Linux system.For example, the Web sites associated with electronic commerce are more important than the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server that may be used to share electronic copies of user manuals. So you may want to configure some service- specificanbsp;...

Title:Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications
Author:Michael Jang
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-10-25


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