Startup Online Business – low budget security tips

What do you do when asked by a small startup at early stage, can you help secure our online business. In many instances they may have already purchased a standalone server either dedicated, shared, virtual or on the cloud some where.

  • At a minimum make sure that people connecting to your server are all working from a static IP address
  • With these static IP address you can use a number of methods to tie down your server
  • Use hosts.allow and hosts.deny and tcp_wrappers
  • Use iptables and ipchains
  • Use access control directives within apache httpd.conf
  • Disable root access and setup accounts for each person connecting and require each user to su in order to access root


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