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Regardless of the OS you’re running, securing your servers is an ongoing process that requires vigilant monitoring, testing, verification and maintenance. In recent years, Linux has become an increasingly popular target among cyber criminals due to its growing popularity. However, the good news is that the majority of attacks on Linux systems can be attributed to poor administration - and can thus be prevented with greater attention to security and system hardening.

Frequently verifying the security of your Linux servers using methods such as port scanning, intrusion detection, penetration testing, reverse engineering and auditing is the only way to confirm that your servers are indeed as secure as you think they are or would like them to be.

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