Secure your Linux VPS

Secure your Linux VPS

Secure your Linux VPS

Basics of Linux Server Security, secure your server today

Language: english

Note: 4.2/5 (32 notes) 6,918 students

Instructor(s): Peter A

Last update: 2019-04-10

What you’ll learn

  • Linux Server Security Basics
  • How to configure a Firewall (UFW)
  • How to secure SSH
  • How to detect network intrusions and ban attackers
  • How to audit your system
  • How to use 2FA



  • Start a Linux VPS



In this course you will learn how to secure your Linux server from attacks. It goes over the basics like pub/prv keys, fail2ban, firewalls and other things. This course is for you if you are a Linux beginner. You will need a Linux VPS in the Cloud, but no other requirements.


Who this course is for

  • Beginners that want to secure their Linux Server


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Is OpenSSH running?
    • Notes
    • Update and Upgrade
    • Notes
  • SSH Connectivity
    • SSH KeyPairs
    • Secure sshd_config
    • What is 2FA?
    • Google 2FA with Password
    • Google 2FA with SSH KeyPair
  • Basics
    • Limit who can sudo
    • NTP Client
  • Network Traffic
    • UFW Firewall
    • fail2ban
    • psad
  • Auditing
    • Lynis
    • rkhunter
    • chkrootkit


Secure your Linux VPS

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