In this remote and hybrid work environment characterized by cloud computing and mobility, encryption for Linux endpoints such as laptops and mobile devices has never been more important for the enterprise. Despite the fact that Linux has built in encryption, enterprises still struggle with encryption on Linux devices due to a lack of management and compliance capabilities available in their current solution sets. Luckily, solutions for the enterprise that address these critical Linux endpoint security challenges do exist.
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Thanks to the fact that Linux is open-source, it is one of the most secure operating systems available. However, it is not perfect—like any software, it is open to exploits and there is a lot that can be done to improve its security. Improving the operating system is not just for experienced users—there are some simple things that everyone can do to make Ubuntu Linux more secure.
Are you a Rocky Linux user looking to track the latest Rocky Linux security advisories to maintain an updated, secure system? Then we have great news for you- LinuxSecurity.com has now added Rocky Linux to its Advisories database!
With the increasing popularity of Linux over the years, and the various Linux distributions that are constantly being released, it can be hard to choose the correct one for you. Because Linux is open source, and is not overseen by a specific vendor, knowing and picking the correct distribution can be challenging, however, no matter your requirements, you are bound to find a Linux distribution that suits your needs.
Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. With the rapid shift of the business environment to digital work, and the growing trends of work-from-home and global workforces, hackers and cybercriminals can have a field day.
With the rise of containers and virtual machines, some system administrators check their system logs less frequently. However, this is a mistake. Even if an application is containerized, it is still important to keep and analyze logs.
Linux is more secure than other operating systems. But that's not the only reason why you might not need an antivirus or firewall while using Linux.
Virtual private networks, or VPNs, have gained popularity, especially among enterprises, since they offer high security without sacrificing convenience. One of the most economical cybersecurity choices available today, they are simple to set up and utilize.
A checksum is a small-sized block of data that is used to identify faults in files introduced during transmission or storage. Checksums are frequently used to verify data integrity but are not used to validate data validity. In simple terms, it is just a sequence of numbers and letters used to check data for errors.
When it comes to the current state of our society now, we see now more than ever that employers, as well as employees, are embracing flexibility within the workspace with remote work. The norms and expectations surrounding remote working have shifted from the first quarter of 2020 to now.
While the Firewall may be configured to block the ports utilized by the various Linux services, it is also a good practice to stop any unnecessary services on the Linux system. Not only does this increase Linux security, but it also prevents unneeded programs from running and using system resources.
Let's take a brief look at what Guillaume Fournier from Datadog presented at Blackhat USA 2022: “One of the fastest growing subsystems in the Linux Kernel is, without any doubt, eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter)."