Integrating and securing Linux without a silver bullet

Friday, 10 June 2005, 3:02 AM EST

There is no silver bullet for security. The threats are as dynamic as the technologies upon which they prey. A systemic approach to security should always be considered.

I suggest regular security audits and the enforcement of their recommendations as the most important security tool. Software always needs to be patched; passwords need to be rotated; only pre-defined servers should be allowed to communicate with each another using specific protocols.

By Peter Harrison at SearchEnterpriseLinux.

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