Duration: 4 Days
Software Assurance Value:
Many security policies and standards require systems administrators to address specific user authentication concerns, application of updates, system auditing and logging, file system integrity, and more. Red Hat Server Hardening provides strategies for addressing specific policy and configuration concerns. This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening exam. (EX413)
Track security updatesUnderstand how Red Hat Enterprise Linux produces updates and how to use yum to perform queries to identify what errata are available.Manage software updatesDevelop a process for applying updates to systems including verifying properties of the update.Create file systemsAllocate an advanced file system layout and use file system encryption.Manage file systemsAdjust file system properties through security related options and file system attributes.Manage special permissionsWork with set user ID (SUID), set group ID (SGID), and sticky (SVTX) permissions and locate files with these permissions enabled.Manage additional file access controlsModify default permissions applied to files and directories; work with file access control lists.Monitor for file system changesConfigure software to monitor the files on your machine for changes.Manage user accountsSet password-aging properties for users; audit user accounts.Manage pluggable authentication modules (PAMs)Apply changes to PAMs to enforce different types of rules on users.Secure console accessAdjust properties for various console services to enable or disable settings based on security.Install central authenticationInstall and configure a Red Hat Identity Management server and client.Manage central authenticationConfigure Red Hat Identity Management rules to control both user access to client systems and additional privileges granted to users on those systems.Configure system loggingConfigure remote logging to use transport layer encryption and manage additional logs generated by remote systems.Configure system auditingEnable and configure system auditing.Control access to network servicesManage firewall rules to limit connectivity to network services.