System Hardening Checklist for Systems/Devices

In this latest checklist from Cimcor, you'll see the importance of system hardening along with steps organizations can take to ensure your systems are in the state you expect. 

In this checklist, we cover:

  • User Configuration
  • Logging and Auditing
  • Remote Access Hardening
  • Network Configuration
  • And Much More

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Hardening A System or Device…Why Is It Important?

If two things are to be gained from this document, it’s that to secure and have a trustworthy device; it must be hardened to an industry standard, and the integrity of that configuration MUST be checked continuously and in real-time. 


Understanding The Process Highlights The Importance of Hardening

When considering the complexity and core foundational controls of almost every best practice framework and compliance mandate, system integrity assurance will find its way to the forefront of every requirement. Those controls include hardening, configuration management, change control, and others. But simply having those controls called out isn’t enough. There needs to be a workflow that incorporates system hardening as the first step to this closed-loop process. Learn how this is achieved by downloading the checklist. 

System Hardening Checklist

Supported Platforms

  • WINDOWS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS), POSReady, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  • WINDOWS SERVER: 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019
  • LINUX: Amazon, CentOS, ClearOS, Debian, Fedora, Oracle, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, others
  • MAC: Intel, Power PC
  • HP-UX: Itanium, PA-RISC
  • AIX

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  • Detect Unauthorized Changes in seconds instead of the industry average of 207 days.

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  • Harden Systems using CIS Benchmarks/DISA STIGs and gather evidence for compliance and regulatory requirements.