Discussing Ubuntu security best practices

In this recipe, we will look at some best practices to secure Ubuntu systems. Linux is considered to be a well secured operating system. It is quite easy to maintain the security and protect our systems from unauthorized access by following a few simple norms or rules.

Getting ready

You will need access to a root or account with sudo privileges. These steps are intended for a new server setup. You can apply them selectively for the servers already in productions.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to discuss Ubuntu security best practices:

  1. Install updates from the Ubuntu repository. You can install all the available updates or just select security updates, depending on your choice and requirement:
    $ sudo apt-get ...

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