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SF Linux Users /TechTalk Summit - Creating A Secure Linux Server - Live Demo

This month, the SF Linux Users Group topic will be "Creating A Secure Linux Server" - a live demo. We'll hold the meeting in conjunction with a TechTalk Summit event in Boca. In February, we'll be back at NSU.

I'll start with a newly provisioned Linux server in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. We'll leverage the new Lightsail Virtual Private Server (VPS) service from Amazon. For $5/month, you can have a VPS with 512 MB Memory, 1 Core Processor, 20 GB SSD Disk and 1 TB Transfer. That's the smallest of 5 "No-nonsense pricing" servers.

I'll have a laptop hooked up to a projector so that the audience can see the steps taken.

• Install and update linux

• Apply linux hardening best practice

• Set up a DNS entry (I use Godaddy and I have registered the domain

• Configure a few apps such as apache, MySQL and wordpress

We'll leave the system running and I'll ask FLUX members to take a stab at breaching the new server over the next month and in the February meeting we'll review and address the results!

Joint Meeting

This will be a joint meeting with TechTalk Summits. They had already planned this event for Boca Raton and they have graciously invited us to join them. They will be picking up the tab for food and drinks. 

They have four sponsors for Tuesday's event: Zero, Rubrik, Veeam, and Tegile.  Each will give a brief (15 minute), followed by a break then the Linux Demo.

• 5 PM Registration Opens

• 5:45 - 6:00 pm - Zero -  Protect your network against the widest range of DNS-based malware and attacks

• 6:00 - 6:15 pm - Rubrik - Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management

• 6:15 - 6:30 pm - Veeam - New challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise

• 6:30 - 6:45 pm - Tegile - IntelliFlash Storage Arrays

• 6:45 - 7:15 pm - break

• 7:15 - 8:00 pm - "Creating A Secure Linux Server" - live demo

• 8:30 pm - Raffle and Optional Dinners

Please register at

All attendees will receive a $10 Starbucks Card

Location: Arturo's Ristorante

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6750 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33487


About The South Florida Linux Users Group (FLUX)

FLUX is a group of Linux users, enthusiasts, beginners and developers who come together about once a month for interesting discussions and programs. FLUX was established in September 1997 and has been holding regular meetings ever since.  

About TechTalk

TechTalk regional information technologies events showcase the latest products and services in a relaxed, thought leadership format. We give CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors and their staff the opportunity learn about transformative technologies crucial to systems that manage, store, transmit and protect public and private data.

Join us for a glass of wine or an Old Fashion. Munch on some awesome food. Network with your colleagues, take a few selfies. Most importantly, leave with mission-critical information and the relationships you need to succeed.

• Exit I95 East on Yamato

• North on US 1 to 6750 N Federal Hwy  (East side of US 1)

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  • Carlos K.

    Did not pay much attention since I am focused in hosting my own web server.

    January 18

  • Douglas S.

    What is not to like about pairing learning about technology with food and a drink or two...? Kudos to John McLaughlin for another attention keeping and well-planned event!

    January 18

  • Philip V

    Totally different than I expected, but still enjoyable and useful. :D

    1 · January 17

  • Alan C.

    Feeling bad and won't make it tonight. Too bad!

    January 17

  • Carlos K.

    I am really sorry to miss this event, but I had an emergency crop up.

    January 15

  • George E.

    Sounds interesting. See you there!

    January 15

  • Adrian D.

    Hello, I'm curious as to what will be discussed at this meeting. - Adrian

    January 7

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