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


GBP 675 (incl. VAT)


12 hours


24/08/2015 - 27/08/2015
(Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)
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14/12/2015 - 15/12/2015
(Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)
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29/10/2016 - 30/10/2016
(Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)
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21/08/2017 - 24/08/2017
(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):

03/06/2015 - 04/06/2015 (Wed - Thu, 10:00 - 17:00)

15/06/2015 - 16/06/2015 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

24/08/2015 - 27/08/2015 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

24/08/2015 - 27/08/2015 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

24/08/2015 - 27/08/2015 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

14/09/2015 - 15/09/2015 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

31/10/2015 - 01/11/2015 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

31/10/2015 - 01/11/2015 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

23/11/2015 - 26/11/2015 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

02/12/2015 - 03/12/2015 (Wed - Thu, 10:00 - 17:00)

Course contents

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.

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