Security Framework

SELinux

SELinux is a well-known security framework on Linux systems. Let's have a look at the basics of this framework, such as its purpose and features.

Summary

SELinux is a well-known security framework on Linux systems like Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Let’s have a look at the basics of this framework, such as its purpose and features. History SELinux was developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and integrated into many Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS. Purpose SELinux is a MAC framework that enforces fine-grained access controls. SELinux achieves this by labeling files, processes, and network ports with security contexts.

Linux security frameworks

Linux security frameworks restrict unauthorized access by defining a policy and a set of predefined rules. In this article we look their purpose and how they work.

Summary

Linux security frameworks restrict unauthorized access by defining a policy and a set of predefined rules. In this article we look their purpose and how they work. Purpose of security frameworks Linux security frameworks aim to enforce mandatory access controls (MAC). This is a way of saying to restrict the actions that processes and users can perform on the system. Unlike discretionary access controls (DAC), which rely on the discretion of users and processes, MAC frameworks enforce policies defined by the system administrator.

AppArmor

AppArmor is the profile-based security security framework and available on Linux. In this article we look at the basics of this security framework, its purpose and features.

Summary

AppArmor is the profile-based security security framework and available on many Debian-based distributions. In this article we look at the basics of this security framework, its purpose and features. History AppArmor was developed by Canonical Ltd. and therefore included in their own Ubuntu distribution. included in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions What is AppArmor? AppArmor is a profile-based MAC framework. As the name implies, profiles are used that focus on simplifying security management.