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Security audits for Linux

Security expert James Turnbull recommends resources for hardening your IT fortress.

What should I look when performing a security audit for Linux? Can you provide a list for me?

There isn't a simple list. It depends on what daemons and services you are running. There is an excellent checklist here.

This should be a good starting point. There are also a number of excellent resources available online and in books that you should be able to find via Google. You could also have a look at the guides and standards at theCenter for Internet Security.

This was last published in January 2006

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