As we see more and more attacks against maintainers of data, it has prompted many people to move their data from the cloud to their own home server. However, this means learning the ins and outs of Linux server security. This talk is geared towards starting on the ground level and do the “low-hanging fruit” within Linux server security such as setup of services, using sudo & doing backups “The Right Way” along with the tools to complete the job.
Jonathan Meek is an Application Developer Specialist with AT&T IT Operations. His work has been on developing software to recover un-provisioned network elements and helping design the next generation of provisioning workflow within the company. He was Research Scientist for Georgia Tech Research Institute for three years, doing work in the Quality Assurance Department of the Electronic Systems Lab. He holds a bachelors and a masters degree in computer science from Southern Polytechnic State University. He started working with Linux in 2006 at the suggestion of one of his professors. Previous to his work at Georgia Tech Research, he worked at King & Spalding LLP on the IT Support team. His hobbies include running, writing, movie trivia. He holds memberships with the National Eagle Scout Association and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.