System Hardening

19 07 2011

As Counter Hack Reloaded by Ed Skoudis and Tom Liston says: “System hardening is a difficult task, and if anyone tell you differently, they’re trying to sell something”.

I could not agree with them more that system hardening is tough, time consuming and quite difficult. Sometimes you made it too loose, but some other time it was too tight. We need the security baseline to be referred to. Those links below are good enough resource. You need to strike a balance between what you need and how security should be.

CIS Security Configuration Benchmarks
Security Configuration Guides

Stay safe!!


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