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Linux Server Hardening Techniques Course


The course examines common application security tools and techniques in a simple step-by-step recipe in order to build a hardened Linux server platform.

The course contains valuable lessons and strategies for administrators of any Linux operating system flavor. Students will get the opportunity to practice and experiment with the tools presented during the course in class so that they can be ready to start using them as soon as they return to work.

What you will learn

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Secure Linux systems from internal and external threats
  • Control authenticated access to local and remote resources
  • Howto scan for vulnerabilities and howto patch problems found
  • Reduce security risk by limiting superuser privileges
  • Configure tools and utilities to minimize exposure and detect intrusions
  • Tackle security problems by swapping out insecure software components


Linux systems administrators and others responsible for deploying secure open systems.

Training Prerequisites

Knowledge of Linux or UNIX at an administrative level.


5 days (5 hours/day).

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