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Creating a Secure Server Architecture and Policy for Linux-based Systems
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Creating and maintaining servers for hosting services in a secure and reliable way is an important but complex and time-consuming task. Misconfiguration and lack of server maintenance can potentially make the system vulnerable. Hackers can exploit these vul­nerabilities in order to penetrate into the system internals and cause damage. Having a standard architecture/configuration supporting the needed services saves time and re­sources while it reduces security risks. A server architecture protected by a security policy can secure the integrity and quality of the overall services. This research demon­strates building a secure server architecture protected by a security policy. To achieve this a security policy and a checklist was designed and combined with a host based IDPS, a NMS and a WAF.

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2015. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
IDS, secure environments, Linux, network management systems, server security, web application firewall, server security
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Computer Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-41007DiVA, id: diva2:796372
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Softwerk AB
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Computer Science
Educational program
Computer Engineering Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2015-03-19 Created: 2015-03-19 Last updated: 2015-03-19Bibliographically approved

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