Linux Security

Course Description

Linux Server Security: Logging, securing filesystems, locking down services and network access, mitigating overflow attacks, reducing information leaks.

Price

£ 675 (incl. VAT)

Duration

12 hours

Course Details

This course is intended for people who use Linux on a server and wish to take a pro-active approach to keeping a machine secure. It is assumed that you have configured a Linux machine as a server and are comfortable installing software from source and compiling custom kernels. You should be familiar with common administration practises.

Linux Security covers the following topics:

  • Logging: What and where to log. Log summarisation and processing.
  • Monitoring: What and how to monitor. Keeping attack surfaces small.
  • Safe administration practices: Best practise for secure administration.
  • Securing filesystems: Preventing filesystem-based compromises.
  • Locking down services: Restricting network access, privilege separation, chroot'ing.
  • Mitigating overflow attacks: Toolchain and library-based protection, kernel-based protection.
  • Reducing information leaks: Toolchain and kernel-based protection.

Cardiff Dates

28/01/2017 - 29/01/2017
(Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)
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20/11/2017 - 23/11/2017
(Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)
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If none of the above dates suit you or if you'd like to come to a course sooner please either email us or click on the book button and let us know if you would prefer to come to a weekday, weekend or evening course and we'll try to arange a suitable date as soon as possible! You won't have to commit or pay until everything is confirmed.

Other dates for one-to-one tuition or for groups of 3 students or more are available on request and bookings can be made here (prices available on request):
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Dates in other locations

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Norwich:
30/07/2016 - 31/07/2016 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

Peterborough:
22/08/2016 - 25/08/2016 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

Bedford:
12/09/2016 - 13/09/2016 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

Birmingham:
29/10/2016 - 30/10/2016 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

London:
21/11/2016 - 24/11/2016 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

Manchester:
12/12/2016 - 13/12/2016 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

Cardiff:
28/01/2017 - 29/01/2017 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

Edinburgh:
20/02/2017 - 23/02/2017 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

Newcastle:
13/03/2017 - 14/03/2017 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

Cambridge:
29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

Norwich:
22/05/2017 - 25/05/2017 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

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