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Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, First Edition by William Rothwell, Denise Kinsey

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Introduction

Introduced as a hobby project in 1991, Linux has become a dominate player in the IT market today. Although technically Linux refers to a specific software piece (the kernel), many people refer to Linux as a collection of software tools that make up a robust operating system.

Linux is a heavily used technology throughout the IT industry, and it is used as an alternative to more common platforms because of its security, low cost, and scalability. The Linux OS is used to power a larger variety of servers, including email and web servers. Additionally, it is often favored by software developers as the platform they code on.

As with any operating system, cybersecurity should be a major concern for any IT professional who works on a Linux ...

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