One of our readers 'J. Oquendo' "got bored" and wrote an article titled 'Securing LAMP and using ModSecurity as an IPS'.
"Many times administrators often forget to do security checks from the ground up. They often will rely on simple methods of testing a machine. An NMAP scan here, a Metasploit scan there... Let's build a secure LAMP machine from scratch shall we. Here is what I've down to harden my "LAMP" servers."
Article Link: http://www.infiltrated.net/modsecips.html