Linux Strategies 


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This course is an introduction to the securing of Linux platforms and applications. Areas of study include identifying and examining methods of securing Linux platforms and applications and implementing those methods.

Major Instructional Areas

  • Threats to Linux operating systems and other open source applications and mitigation of risks
  • Core components to secure Linux platform
  • User account management and software management plan
  • Network applications security
  • Linux kernel and techniques
  • Security breach response and recovery

Course Objectives

  • Identify threats to the Linux operating system and other open source applications.
  • Configure the basic settings to secure a Linux platform.
  • Explain user account management and the principle of least privilege to protect and secure the system and its data.
  • Examine the flexibility of various options with file permissions and filesystem settings and how granular control isolates data access.
  • Describe security solutions to mitigate vulnerabilities in Linux services and the appropriate steps to mitigate the risks.
  • Assess how firewall, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Wrappers, and Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) complement one another to secure network applications.
  • Evaluate the importance of maintaining a software management plan.
  • Establish a system baseline with monitoring and logging to detect anomalies.
  • Analyze the best practices to respond and recover from a security breach (incident).

 Instructor Benefits

A Fully Customizable Course Solution
With content built around leading course descriptions and objectives organized by lesson, instructors can use Navigate Information Systems Security & Assurance as part of an on-ground, online, or hybrid course that requires little to no start-up time.
Robust Reporting and Grading Functionality
Our instructor technology was designed to simplify time-consuming tasks associated with teaching, so that you are free to focus your time on developing objectives, researching new topics, and other important activities.
More Labs. More Format Choices.
Labs are offered in three different formats: paper-based labs are offered for classroom or online self-study; video demo labs conducted by a video instructor who performs each hands-on lab with narration; and innovative hands-on Virtual Security Cloud Labs that work with your learning management system to deliver customizable online learning and training.

 Student Benefits

Be Prepared for the Workplace
Virtual scenarios will provide a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios; scenarios they will encounter in their future careers. By problem solving and trouble-shooting, your students will master key concepts in information security.
Learn By Doing with Interactive Activities
Students will learn by interacting with online activities such as matching exercises, multiple choice questions, and drag and drop activities. By adding a dynamic layer to exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of key concepts.
Access Labs Anywhere, Anytime
Virtual Security Cloud Labs provide students with instant, unscheduled access to 65 virtual labs from a fully hosted environment. Allow your students to practice "white hat" hacking on an actual IT infrastructure.

 Downloads & Resources

Description File Format
Textbook Product Page (Webpage)
ISSA Series Flyer (PDF, 2.2 MB)

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 How to Order



Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications

ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9189-6
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Textbook with Lab Manual

Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications with Lab Manual

ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-3890-0
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