Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413)

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Red Hat Exam code: EX413
Certificate: Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

Overview

This course builds on a student's Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification or equivalent experience to teach how to secure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux® system to comply with security policy requirements.

Objectives

  • Review errata and apply them to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Use special permissions and file system access control lists.
  • Manage users and password-aging policy requirements.
  • Install and configure Red Hat Identity Management tools.
  • Understand system auditing.

Audience

  • Needs technical guidance on how to enhance the security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Responsible for implementing security policy requirements on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems consistently and in a reproducible, scalable way
  • Must be able to demonstrate that systems meet security policy requirements
  • Maintains continued adherence to security requirements, including management of security-critical operating system/software updates
  • RHCE-level skills highly recommended

Syllabus

Track security updates

  • Understand how Red Hat Enterprise Linux produces updates and how to use yum to perform queries to identify what errata are available.

Manage software updates

  • Develop a process for applying updates to systems including verifying properties of the update.

Create file systems

  • Allocate an advanced file system layout and use file system encryption.

Manage file systems

  • Adjust file system properties through security related options and file system attributes.

Manage special permissions

  • Work with set user ID (SUID), set group ID (SGID), and sticky (SVTX) permissions and locate files with these permissions enabled.

Manage additional file access controls

  • Modify default permissions applied to files and directories; work with file access control lists.

Monitor for file system changes

  • Configure software to monitor the files on your machine for changes.

Manage user accounts

  • Set password-aging properties for users; audit user accounts.

Manage pluggable authentication modules (PAMs)

  • Apply changes to PAMs to enforce different types of rules on users.

Secure console access

  • Adjust properties for various console services to enable or disable settings based on security.

Install central authentication

  • Install and configure a Red Hat Identity Management server and client.

Manage central authentication

  • Configure Red Hat Identity Management rules to control both user access to client systems and additional privileges granted to users on those systems.

Configure system logging

  • Configure remote logging to use transport layer encryption and manage additional logs generated by remote systems.

Configure system auditing

  • Enable and configure system auditing.

Control access to network services

  • Manage firewall rules to limit connectivity to network services.

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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