Linux system security best practices News
July 15, 2008
A Linux security expert outlines best practices, from granting admins the least system access possible to the importance of system audits and when to turn on listening daemons.
November 06, 2007
Red Hat has announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) will now be subject to the Common Criteria certification and HP will offer multilevel security services for RHEL 5.
June 05, 2007
Told to keep SELinux turned on everywhere, all the time, many IT managers have to break a long established habit of turning it off. But, it should stay on, according to Red Hat's Dan Walsh, who says it's the only way to ensure 100% protection in the...
May 03, 2007
In the column that follows, author and SELinux expert Frank Mayer will walk you through five of the ways that this venerable Linux security technology may surprise you.
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