Best Security Practices for a Linux Server

How can I secure my Linux server?

A number of measures can be taken to secure your server in the best way possible to mitigate malicious issues.  Below you’ll find some of the best practices to apply when securing your Linux servers.

  1. Changing the SSH port
  2. Create a second user that is not root
  3. Restrict access to the root user(s), either through
    a. IP Address
    b. Or disable access entirely
  4. Disable password authentication for SSH and enable key based authentication

 

If you need further assistance on securing your Linux server please reach out to us.  We will be happy to help you add increased measures above and beyond the ones listed here.

 


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