How To Use Fedora To Be Secure Against Cyber Attacks

Post date: Apr 06, 2010 10:41:45 PM

Today I read a story on NPR written by Tom Gjelten titled Cyber Insecurity: U.S. Struggles To Confront Threat. In this 3 part report they quoted there was a few things that I felt that should be looked at,

Harry Raduege, the former commander of the Pentagon's Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations.

"People who have computers and no [anti-virus] protection are susceptible to being captured, unknown to them, They could then become part of a Bot Net army that could be used to attack an organization, a nation or an industry."

We in the Linux society really do not worry about virus and or trojans and such, but as of a Bot Net Army, I was surprised that we (Linux) are in a way vulnerable in this aspect. I found out that The OS is not vulnerable but that poorly configured routers and DSL modems that use linux are susceptible to the Chuck Norris Botnet which can take over the server.

They also quoted Richard Clarke, who was a top cyber security adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

"Right now, the government is saying that Cyber Command will defend the military and the intelligence community. Homeland Security Department will defend the rest of the federal government, The rest of us are on our own."

So as of reading this article I decided to do my own article ..In the next part we shall look at a step by step way to use Fedora and the software available in the Fedora Repository to secure our Routers/Firewalls and our computers to DoD 5520.22-M and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) NAP-14.5 as stated in Executive Order 12829 NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM.

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