[Techtalk] Recommendations for beginners guides to linux security

Meryll Larkin mll at alwanza.com
Wed Nov 4 19:16:18 UTC 2015


Hi Sarah,

A stand-alone sequestered Linux computer with one person's login and without internet is perfectly secure (unless someone plugs a virus-infected USB or DVD into it).

Security becomes an issue with interconnection - more than one person using the same computer, internet....

Most people who run Linux and talk about security have one of 2 things in mind:  Web, basic port firewalling.

This is a good place to start for Web - but it is aimed more towards the Development side (applications):
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page

This may be more than you need but it is a good place to start thinking about security (just Google "Linux server hardening")
http://www.tecmint.com/linux-server-hardening-security-tips/
Keep in mind those tips are for  PRODUCTION SERVERS rather than Development machines or Workstations.  For example, it is best practices NOT to have GUI desktops on most Production Linux Servers (there are some exceptions), but for Workstations, most Developers would prefer to have a GUI development environment.


Meryll Larkin






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