developerWorks: Securing Linux, Part 2: Planning the Installation

“In this series of articles, you’ll see how to plan, design,
install, configure, and maintain systems running Linux in a secure
way. In addition to a theoretical overview of security concepts,
installation issues, and potential threats and their exploits,
you’ll also get practical advice on how to secure and harden a
Linux-based system. We will discuss minimal installation, hardening
a Linux installation, authorization/authentication, local and
network security, attacks and how to protect against them, as well
as data security, virus, and malware programs.

“Part 1 of this series started you on your way by providing a
general understanding of security concepts and potential threats.
This article takes you to the next stage, listing what you will
need to keep in mind when planning a secure installation…”

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Related Story:
Securing Linux, Part 1: Introduction
(Jul 23, 2004)