Linux Security Best Practices

October 2019 with Shawn Powers

  • Intermediate
  • 11 videos
  • 1 hr 11 mins
Join Shawn Powers as he teaches you how to prepare your Linux system with a security-focused mindset.

Gain an understanding of various authentication methods, such as RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, and Kerberos; encryption methods, such as using SSL to encrypt web traffic or LUKS to encrypt hard drive data; alternatives to using USB drives; and disk partitioning.

Learn how to secure your Linux system at boot by using the BIOS, UEFI, or boot loader; how to configure multi-factor authentication (MFA), such as 2FA; how to manage users in order to prevent the sharing of IDs and disable root login via SSH; how to disable hosts and unused or unsecure services; how to enable SSL/TLS and auditd; and more.

This skill is part of a series that will prepare you for CompTIA's XK0-004 exam, the one exam that must be passed to receive the Linux+ certification.

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