100 Words On….. OS Hardening

Digitally Vicarious
Mar 16 · 1 min read
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Patching Operating Systems is an Essential Eight strategy; hardening the OS itself goes a step further. Operating Systems, by default, are noisy and have insecure services enabled. As a rule, disable anything you do not absolutely need, especially legacy services, security protocols, and cipher suites. Use the most recent release of Operating Systems; vendors constantly improve security. Engage platform experts to help. Consider a Standard Operating Environment for workstations and servers. Consider Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with adequate resources. Remember to harden network devices and mobile devices; they have an OS as well. A consistent, secure environment reduces overhead and risk.

The 100 Words Project

Compact thoughts for a digital world

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Real Name: Logan. Chief Sentence Officer (CSO). Aspiring CIO. Cybersecurity Entertainer, Writer & Presenter. Humanity, not machinery. Empathetic & altruistic.

The 100 Words Project

The 100 words project is a personal challenge to condense articles, ideas, and concepts into a format of exactly 100 words, no more and no less. Micro blogs that are easy to digest, thought-provoking, and insightful are the goals of this initiative.

Digitally Vicarious

Written by

Real Name: Logan. Chief Sentence Officer (CSO). Aspiring CIO. Cybersecurity Entertainer, Writer & Presenter. Humanity, not machinery. Empathetic & altruistic.

The 100 Words Project

The 100 words project is a personal challenge to condense articles, ideas, and concepts into a format of exactly 100 words, no more and no less. Micro blogs that are easy to digest, thought-provoking, and insightful are the goals of this initiative.

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