Linux Security

Course Description

Linux Server Security: Logging, securing filesystems, locking down services and network access, mitigating overflow attacks, reducing information leaks.


£ 775 (incl. VAT)


12 hours

Course Details

This course is intended for people who use Linux on a server and wish to take a pro-active approach to keeping a machine secure. It is assumed that you have configured a Linux machine as a server and are comfortable installing software from source and compiling custom kernels. You should be familiar with common administration practises.

Linux Security covers the following topics:

  • Logging: What and where to log. Log summarisation and processing.
  • Monitoring: What and how to monitor. Keeping attack surfaces small.
  • Safe administration practices: Best practise for secure administration.
  • Securing filesystems: Preventing filesystem-based compromises.
  • Locking down services: Restricting network access, privilege separation, chroot'ing.
  • Mitigating overflow attacks: Toolchain and library-based protection, kernel-based protection.
  • Reducing information leaks: Toolchain and kernel-based protection.

Birmingham Dates

21/08/2017 - 24/08/2017
(Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)
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Dates in other locations

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29/07/2017 - 30/07/2017 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

21/08/2017 - 24/08/2017 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

11/09/2017 - 12/09/2017 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

28/10/2017 - 29/10/2017 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

20/11/2017 - 23/11/2017 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

11/12/2017 - 12/12/2017 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

27/01/2018 - 28/01/2018 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

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