From the authors of the bestselling E-Mail Virus Protection Handbook! The Linux operating system continues to gain market share based largely on its reputation as being the most secure operating system available. The challenge faced by system administrators installing Linux is that it is secure only if installed and configured properly, constantly and meticulously updated, and carefully integrated with a wide variety of Open Source security tools. The fact that Linux source code is readily available to every hacker means that system administrators must continually learn security and anti-hacker techniques. Hack Proofing Linux will provide system administrators with all of the techniques necessary to properly configure and maintain Linux systems and counter malicious attacks.
Linux operating systems and Open Source security tools are incredibly powerful, complex, and notoriously under-documented - this book addresses a real need
Uses forensics-based analysis to give the reader an insight to the mind of a hacker
James Stanger is an accomplished Web technologist, educator, writer,open source advocate, and security consultant. Active in the ITcertification community for nearly twenty years, he is currentlyPresident and Chief Certification Architect for Certification PartnersLLC, owners of the CIW (Certified Web Professional) and CTP(Convergence Technologies Professional) certifications.
James currently serves as Chair of the Linux Professional Institute(LPI) Advisory Council, and also works on the CompTIA Network+ andServer+ advisory committees. He also serves on advisory councils forKaplan University, American Public University System (APUS), MidSouthCommunity College, Snow College, and others. Over the years, he hashelped design certifications and curriculum for IBM, Symantec,CompTIA, and the Telephony Industry Association (TIA).
An award-winning author and blogger, Dr. Stanger has written titlesfor O'Reilly, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Elsevier Press. His writingshave been translated into over a dozen languages. As of April 2010,Linux Pro Magazine, the premier resource for Linux administrators inthe world, has asked Dr. Stanger to be a regular columnist. He hasalso spent the last two decades writing, lecturing and consultingworldwide about Web design, e-commerce, network security,convergence/VoIP, open source, and Linux system administration.
An in-demand speaker and consultant, Dr. Stanger has presented invenues across the world, from San Francisco to Edinburgh, Tokyo andBeijing. He received his PhD in English from the University ofCalifornia at Riverside in 1997. He lives and plays near the PugetSound in Washington State. For more information about Dr. Stanger, goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stanger.