system hardening


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system hardening

Making a user's computer more secure. It ensures that the latest patches to operating systems, Web browsers and other vulnerable applications are automatically applied. It may also include the disabling of file sharing as well as establishing login passwords. See OS hardening.
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CIS Security Benchmarks are recommended as industry-accepted system hardening standards and are used by organizations in meeting compliance requirements for FISMA, PCI, HIPAA and other security requirements," said Steve Spano, CIS President and Chief Operating Officer.
System hardening closes application or operating system entry points left on by default for convenience.
And, these same "threat-level" characteristics guided development of a large number of El simulators that were used to verify that critical system hardening actually had been achieved.
The intention of system hardening is to remove as many security risks as possible.
A firm can focus on those two points of entry for system hardening and access control while increasing additional monitoring mechanisms to be on the lookout for suspicious activity coming from those sources should they become compromised.
Knowing that, you can focus on those two points of entry for system hardening and access control while increasing additional monitoring mechanisms to be on the lookout for suspicious activity coming from those sources should they become compromised.
System hardening and virtualization requirements and implementation considerations would be included.
In another instance, Oracle dictates that it is taking responsibility for cloud security, including system hardening, Scavo said.

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