Do you have the crucial job of protecting your private and company systems from malicious attacks and undefined application behavior? Are you looking to secure your Linux systems with improved access controls? Look no further, intrepid administrator! This course will show you how to enhance your system's secure state across Linux distributions, helping you keep application vulnerabilities at bay. This video course covers the core SELinux concepts and shows you how to leverage SELinux to improve the protection measures of a Linux system. You will learn the SELinux fundamentals and all of SELinux's configuration handles including conditional policies, constraints, policy types, and audit capabilities. These topics are paired with genuine examples of situations and issues you will probably come across as an administrator.
About The Author
Sven Vermeulen is a long-term contributor to various free software projects and the author of various online guides and resources. He got his first taste of free software in 1997 and never looked back. In 2003, he joined the ranks of the Gentoo Linux project as a
documentation developer and has since worked in several roles, including Gentoo Foundation trustee, council member, project lead for various documentation initiatives, and (his current role) project lead for Gentoo Hardened SELinux integration and the system integrity project.
During this time, Sven gained expertise in several technologies,
ranging from OS-level knowledge to application servers. He used his
interest in security to guide his projects further in the areas of
security guides using SCAP languages, mandatory access controls through
SELinux, authentication with PAM, (application) firewalling, and more.
Within SELinux, Sven contributed several policies to the Reference
Policy project, and he is an active participant in policy development
and user space development projects.
In his daily job, Sven is an IT architect in a European financial
institution as well as a self-employed solution engineer and consultant.
The secure implementation of infrastructures (and the surrounding
architectural integration) is, of course, an important part of this.
Prior to this, he graduated with an MSc in computer engineering from
Ghent University and MSc in ICT enterprise architecture, and he worked as a web application infrastructure
Sven is the main author
of the Gentoo Handbook, which covers the installation and configuration
of Gentoo Linux on several architectures. He also authored the Linux Sea
online publication (a basic introduction to Linux for novice system
administrators) and SELinux System Administration and SELinux Cookbook
for Packt Publishing.