This course covers the secure administration of Linux based systems. Students will learn how to implement and assess standards based security measures on the Linux operating systems. Automating the implementation and assessment of security measures will be a core component of the class. Legal and ethical aspects of system administration will also be covered.
- Describe the steps necessary for hardening a Linux system in accordance with a given standard.
- Assess the security of a Linux system against common baselines.
- Contrast different Linux hardening standards.
- Utilize automated tools to secure a Linux system.
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