The process of signing up for security jobs has always been an interesting challenge for people with little experience.
But with the rise of cloud services, it’s now easier than ever to get paid for your security job, and even more important, secure servers.
In this article, we’ll take you through the process of setting up a secure server, then we’ll show you how to use the same skills to set up a fake security camera for your home.
For a complete list of recommended security services, check out our article on Best VPN Services for Home and Business.
What you’ll need in this article:A basic understanding of Linux (or any other operating system) and how to install it.
A basic understanding and knowledge of how to connect to a server with SSH.
A laptop with at least 2GB of RAM.
A wireless network with at most 500Mbps (if you’re on a network with speeds that are too slow, you may need a higher-end router or other type of access point).
A password for a root password, which you can use to unlock a server.
A copy of the Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment (Ubuntu 14.10, 15.10 and 16.04 are not supported).
The basic understanding that a Linux machine is a server, and you need to be able to set things up correctly.
You may want to have the basic knowledge of the following security protocols:SSH, TCP/IP, HTTP, TCP Tunneling Protocol, SSH Secure Shell, Kerberos and DNS.
A few extra items to get you started:A copy of your password file.
A USB key.
Some free and open source software.
Some free and paid security software to get started.
A good understanding of how the different types of security software work, how to configure the system, and how you can check for issues in your own systems.
Your ability to work from home.
A place to work that doesn’t require you to be at work.
If you don’t know where you can find a place to live, you can rent a place with roommates or friends.
You should be able set up your own server to help you do that.
Some basic knowledge on how to make sure your server works, and your ability to troubleshoot and repair it.
A working webcam.
A computer with at at least 500Mbps bandwidth.
A network to connect your server to.
A network with enough bandwidth to connect the server to your network.
An email account.
An email account with at only 200 emails, with at-least 20 outgoing and 20 incoming messages per day.
A free and/or paid account on an email service like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.
You should have a solid understanding of the internet security and password management protocols.
You’ll need to know how to setup your own private email server, create and configure secure password lists, and configure firewall rules to limit what you can send or receive.
A great place to start is our guide on how you should set up an email account, which covers many common email accounts and how they’re set up.
A basic knowledge and understanding of SSL/TLS, and SSL/TRUST (Trusted Root Certification Authority) protocols.
A copy or link to your certificate files, which will be required to authenticate you when you login to your server.
A Linux laptop or other operating machine with at maximum 2GB RAM.
A wireless network that is at least 100Mbps (depending on your router and other equipment).
A good understanding and familiarity with the following protocols:SSL/TSA, TLS/SSL, HTTP/1.1, SSL/1, TCP, SSLv3, and DNS Secure socket layer (SSL/SSLv3) and Secure sockets layer (SSLv4) protocols for communication with servers.
A computer with an internet connection.
An internet connection with at minimum 10Mbps bandwidth and at least 200 incoming and outgoing messages per month.
A password and a copy of a root certificate, which can be used to encrypt your server’s traffic.
A couple of free and free tools to get things started:You should be familiar with the command line tools you’ll use in order to get your server up and running.
You can install a few of these tools on a Linux laptop, or on an existing Linux server with some setup.
A couple of the best tools are PuTTY and Nmap.
The latter can be a bit of a pain if you have to use both of them at once.
If not, you should consider using a tool that is more secure, such as the SSH server log viewer.
A Linux server installation is also a good place to learn how to set a firewall.
A few other tools to learn are Nmap, Pidgin, and Zabbix.
A quick look at your own servers’ network and security settings will give you an idea of what you should be looking for