Linux Hardening

Linux Hardening



About program

Linux systems are said to be less vulnerable to cyber-attacks. But this should not be a reason to overlook its security. All an attacker needs is one flaw in a system to mobilize their nefarious plans. Linux systems stay at risk of infected email attachments, websites that steal user information (phishing), unofficial or pirated software, and malware such as rootkits to name a few.

The Linux Hardening program covers aspects beginning right from secure installation of Linux to automation of tasks using SSH and SE Linux.

Highlights of the program

  • In-depth coverage of Linux and UNIX concepts
  • Insights into Linux operating systems
  • Performing secure installation of Linux with practical real-world examples
  • General troubleshooting of issues related to Linux and UNIX systems
  • Learning security of Linux systems:
  • Boot configurations
  • Minimizing security vulnerabilities
  • User access controls
  • Kernel tuning
  • IP chains
  • Automation of Tasks using SSH and SE Linux

Best Suited For

  • Students, Security professionals looking to learn the basics of securing Unix operating systems.
  • Experienced administrators
  • Administrators needing information on how to secure common Internet applications on the Unix platform.
  • Auditors, incident responders, and information security analysts who need greater visibility into Linux and Unix security tools, procedures, and best practices.
  • Those seeking a career change to take advantage of the job opportunities in information security and need formal training/certification


  • Undergraduates
  • Basic computer skills
  • A fast learner