Most important steps for Linux server hardening

Linux Server Hardening 1. Install security patches Most weaknesses on a system are caused by flaws in software. So upgrading the system and installing software updates. It is fairly easy, limited risk, yet have a great impact. Most Linux distributions have the option to limit what packages you want to upgrade. Especially make sure that your security updates are installed as soon as they come available. Depending on your Linux distribution there might be a way to implement security patches […]

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Conduct a Linux Server Security Audit

Conduct a Linux Server Security Audit Auditing a system can be a time consuming job, which is no different when conducting a Linux server security audit. Within this article we give some highlights regarding the audit and tips to automate them by using Lynis. The business goal Before auditing any system, determine the business goal of the system. How critical is this system for doing business? What if the system goes down? Usually each system has a clear role or […]

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How to secure Linux systems – Auditing, Hardening and Security

How to secure Linux systems Within this article we have a look on how to secure a Linux system. Focus of the article is providing tips regarding auditing, hardening and general security of Linux servers. Hardening Focus on minimizing By minimizing the footprint of the server, its data and users, we can more quickly determine if a system is running properly. Also risks will be reduced, as every part on a system might be something which can be sooner or […]

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