Linux Security Week: September 13, 2021

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Linux Security Week: September 13, 2021

Thank you for reading our Linux Security Week newsletter! In this weekly newsletter, we strive to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the week's most relevant open source security news.

This week, we share our favorite Linux backup solutions to prevent data loss in a ransomware attack, examine Linux rootkits and how to protect against them, and speak with Ryan Mack, Director of Engineering at Uptycs, a leading open source cloud-native security analytics provider, to discuss the challenges organizations face securing cloud and container infrastructure and how to enhance and simplify cloud-native security and observability for the enterprise. We want to provide you with the type of content you are interested in, and would love to hear your thoughts on this week's articles.

Today’s newsletter is sponsored by AlmaLinux, the forever-free enterprise Linux distribution, focused on long-term stability, and providing a robust production-grade platform.

Yours in Open Source,

Brittany Day Signature


Best Linux Backup Solutions to Prevent Data Loss in a Ransomware Attack

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Linux ransomware is on the rise, and an attack on your system could result in the loss of critical data and significant downtime - if important files have not been backed up frequently and stored securely.

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Open-Source Tool of the Month: Uptycs Addresses Modern Cloud-Native & Containerization Security Challenges with its Uptycs Security Analytics Platform

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Cloud and container adoption is on the rise, as organizations are increasingly recognizing the potential for rapid growth and evolution that cloud-based infrastructure offers. That being said, along with these advantages comes significant security challenges. 

To better understand the modern cloud-native attack surface and what is required to close security and observability gaps across cloud-native infrastructure, LinuxSecurity researchers had the privilege of speaking with Ryan Mack, Director of Engineering at Uptycs, a leading open source cloud-native security analytics provider, to discuss the challenges organizations face and how to enhance and simplify cloud-native security and observability for the enterprise.

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What You Need To Know About Linux Rootkits

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Rootkits are an effective way for attackers to hide their tracks and keep access to the machines over which they have gained control. Read on to learn about rootkits, how to detect them and how to prevent them from being installed on your system in the first place.

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