DES 210 - Hardening Linux/Unix Systems

Course Details

Course Number: DES 210

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Course CPE Credits: .6

Foreign Languages Available:

  • English

Course Overview

Hardening is a critical step in ensuring security and diligence as it reduces the chances of attack, but this requires the use of appropriate methodologies. In today’s connected world securing an operating system has become increasingly sophisticated as computing ecosystems increase in complexity. This course provides learners with an understanding of best practices for hardening Linux and Unix systems.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Upgrade your kernel
  • Disable root cron jobs
  • Enforce strict firewall rules
  • Disable unnecessary services
  • Check for backdoors and rootkits
  • Check listening ports
  • Monitor and manage logs using IDS
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