If you're like me, losing access to your critical systems and data in a ransomware attack is among your worst nightmares. Luckily, there are mitigation strategies I am using to protect against Linux ransomware and other crippling attacks that I'm excited to share with you! Linux malware and ransomware infection relies on vulnerability exploitation, making securing your systems against Linux vulnerabilities imperative in preventing these attacks. Read on to learn how to protect against Linux vulnerabilities and prevent exploits.

Protecting against Linux DDoS attacks and the benefits of securely implemented Wake-on-LAN (WoL) are also topics we cover this week.

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Linux Vulnerabilities: The Antidote to This Linux Security Poison

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Thirty years after Linux's inception, what started as a hobby for Linus Torvalds is now one of the most powerful operating systems, powering billions of devices worldwide. However, with great power comes even greater responsibilities, and Linux is no exception to this rule. As the backbone to a multitude of servers, workstations, kiosks, and other front-line devices throughout the globe, it is imperative for organizations to keep their Linux environments secure and up and running at all times by ensuring that they are protected from vulnerabilities leading to potential downtime and compromise. 

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Preventing Linux DDoS Attacks with Minimal Cybersecurity Knowledge

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To offer junior Linux sysadmins the necessary knowledge and basic skills, here's a comprehensive guide to preventing Linux DDoS attacks with minimal cybersecurity knowledge. We explore exactly what DDoS attacks are, how they work, and why they often happen. We also discuss some typical defensive and mitigation strategies you can use with stand-alone and cloud-based Linux servers, common misconceptions about DDoS attacks, and offer a quick overview of today's top open-source DDoS mitigation tools. 

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The Unseen Potential of Wake-on-LAN

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With organizations needing a secure and flexible work environment, troubleshooting and securing remote endpoints is critical. We explain how you can securely implement Wake-on-LAN (WoL), a robust yet underappreciated network protocol and feature that enables admins to wake up a computer or device in a low-power state using a network signal, to reap its benefits without sacrificing security. 

Learn How To Implement WoL Securely