Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2019, 11:35 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2017
Location: Segmentation fault
Distribution: Arch Linux & FreeBSD
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Lightbulb Can anyone recommend any books about advanced Linux/BSD hardening?

I'm intermediate Linux user and I've been interested recently in FreeBSD and OpenBSD operating systems. I want to learn advanced techniques of hardening Linux (both offensive and defensive security) and fundamentals of hardening FreeBSD and OpenBSD. I want to improve my Linux and BSD skills. I used many Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, LMDE, Debian, Arch, and Gentoo. I've been renting cheap VPS for a few years to learn system administration.

I need any recommendations about books, online courses (I mean education platforms such as Coursera or Edx), professional YouTube channels about mastering Linux/BSD etc.

It's important for me to recommend in first the books about advanced Linux's hardening concepts (including both defensive and offensive security) and BSD (mainly FreeBSD and OpenBSD) hardening fundamentals because my grandfather is going to buy a book this month.
Old 01-06-2019, 12:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Cascadia
Distribution: None - OpenBSD
Posts: 1,154

Rep: Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452
"Absolute OpenBSD V.2" by Michael Lucas is a great book. And "The Complete Privacy & Security Desk Reference: Volume I: Digital (Volume 1)" by Michael Bazzell and Justin Carroll is very good.
Old 01-07-2019, 07:01 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2011
Distribution: Mageia, Slackware, Maemo
Posts: 483
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 101Reputation: 101
How about Hardened Linux from scratch?
Old 01-11-2019, 07:23 PM   #4
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: oregon
Distribution: slackware64-14.2
Posts: 287

Rep: Reputation: 111Reputation: 111


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux hardening and mysql hardening sagar666 Linux - Server 3 06-19-2014 12:47 AM
PC BSD, Open BSD, or Free BSD ? Alexvader *BSD 5 02-08-2010 01:40 AM
Recommend any good C programming books? badmofo666 Programming 6 01-18-2007 12:03 AM
Can anyone recommend C and C++ books for linux??? CruelEssence Linux - Newbie 4 02-07-2004 09:27 PM
Can you recommend books on the following topics: vous Linux - Networking 1 03-13-2003 08:25 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration