Chapter 27. System Security


IMOGEN: To your protection I commend me, gods.From fairies and the tempters of the nightGuard me, beseech ye.

 --Cymbeline, II, ii, 8–10.

System configuration and administration relies on many principles of security and assurance. This chapter begins with a policy for the DMZ Web server system and for a development system in the internal network. It explores the configuration and maintenance of several system components in light of the policy and in light of principles of computer security. This illuminates how the practice of computer security is guided by the fundamental principles discussed throughout this book.


Among the many functions of system administration is the security of the system and the data ...

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