Security Defenses to Fortify your Linux Systems

Michael Boelen

How to Fortify your Linux Systems Create a Linux security fortress; implementing security defenses using towers, bridges, and guards. Risk Management Security boils down to understanding risk. When installing Linux systems, go for system hardening at day 1. Guards: Review log files Check software configurations Have an external auditor or colleague do an analysis Bridges: Implement continuous auditing and monitoring tools (scripts, Lynis) Implement system hardening Centralized syslog server Conclusion Linux systems can be fortified to reduce the most common attacks. Your Linux system is not very different from the fortress of the medieval times.

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