"Hardening" is the process of protecting a system and its applications against unknown threats. Hardening Linux identifies many of the risks of running Linux hosts and applications and provides practical examples and methods to minimize those risks.
James Turnbull is the author of five technical books about open source software and a longtime member of the open source community. James authored the first and second books about Puppet, and works for Puppet Labs, running client services. James speaks regularly at conferences including OSCON, Linux.conf.au, FOSDEM, OpenSourceBridge, DevOpsDays and a number of others. He is a past president of Linux Australia, has run Linux.conf.au and serves on the program committee of Linux.conf.au and OSCON. James is Australian but currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His interests include cooking, wine, political theory, photojournalism, philosophy, and most recently the Portland Timbers association football team.
Needed this text for school, it actually turned out to be pretty good and I would recommend for others learning about the topic.Published 19 months ago by Joshy G
I have been using Linux as a sysadmin for years now and then I started being interested in security. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Brahim Jr
Hardening Linux? Isn't Linux already secure? Well, yes, for ordinary use. But if you have valuable information on a Linux computer there are those who will try to get it, and might... Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by Pete Theisen
I strongly recommend this book for systems administrators and those running personal Linux systems. This book covers all of the basics of locking down a Linux system, and presents... Read morePublished on May 11, 2005 by Jack D. Herrington
The book starts with the basics of hardening a Linux system to prevent purposeful attack as well as the inadvertently harm some users may cause. Read morePublished on April 30, 2005 by Harold McFarland