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Linux Security (LFS416)


Course Overview

Security is always a concern, and with major security holes like Shellshock and Heartbleed being announced regularly, it’s more critical than ever to secure the data you are liable for. This course will walk you through the many risks and threats that exist, show you how to use best practices and other open-source tools to mitigate or counteract those threats, and teach you what you need to know to detect and recover from those attacks that do happen.

Who should attend

Any professional IT manager and administrator should benefit from this course. Software developers who need to improve their knowledge of security concepts and strategies will also find a great deal of information that applies to their responsibilities.


Attendees should:

Course Content

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Linux Foundation Certifications
  • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  • E-Learning Course: LFS216
  • Distribution Details
  • Labs
Security Basics
  • What is Security?
  • Assessment
  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Reaction
  • Labs
Threats and Risk Assessment
  • Classes of Attackers
  • Types of Attacks
  • Trade Offs
  • Labs
Physical Access
  • Physical Security
  • Hardware Security
  • Understanding the Linux Boot Process
  • Labs
  • Logging Overview
  • Syslog Services
  • The Linux Kernel Audit Daemon
  • Linux Firewall Logging
  • Log Reports
  • Labs
Auditing and Detection
  • Auditing Basics
  • Understanding an Attack Progression
  • Detecting an Attack
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Labs
Application Security
  • Bugs and Tools
  • Tracking and Documenting Changes
  • Resource Access Control
  • Mitigation Techniques
  • Policy Based Access Control Frameworks
  • Real World Example
  • Labs
Kernel Vulnerabilities
  • Kernel and User Spaces
  • Bugs
  • Mitigating Kernel Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerabilities Examples
  • Labs
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Passwords and PAM
  • Hardware Tokens
  • Biometric Authentication
  • Network and Centralized Authentication
  • Labs
Local System Security
  • Standard UNIX Permissions
  • Administrator Account
  • Advanced UNIX Permissions
  • Filesystem Integrity
  • Filesystem Quotas
  • Labs
Network Security
  • TCP/IP Protocols Review
  • Remote Trust Vectors
  • Remote Exploits
  • Labs
Network Services Security
  • Network Tools
  • Databases
  • Web Server
  • File Servers
  • Labs
Denial of Service
  • Network Basics
  • DoS Methods
  • Mitigation Techniques
  • Labs
Remote Access
  • Unencrypted Protocols
  • Accessing Windows Systems
  • SSH
  • Labs
Firewalling and Packet Filtering
  • Firewalling Basics
  • iptables
  • Netfilter Implementation
  • Netfilter rule management
  • Mitigate Brute Force Login Attempts
  • Labs
Response and Mitigation
  • Preparation
  • During an Incident
  • Handling Incident Aftermath
  • Labs
Compliance testing with OSCAP
  • Compliance Testing
  • SCAP Introduction
  • OpenSCAP
  • SCAP Workbench
  • Command Line Scan
  • Labs
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: 2,490.— €

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.

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