Linux Hardening

From a compliance perspective, organizations need to have a hardening standard derived from an authoritative source with solid engineering-based reasons of why we depart from any of the recommendations.  Most organizations use the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Hardening Benchmarks because that choice is easy to defend.  The CIS benchmarks… Continue reading

Change config settings using a bash script

There is a trend to perform all system administration tasks using scripts. The benefit of this approach is that the scripts can be checked into a source control system, such as github. One great application of this strategy is the script that you use to harden your Linux systems.  This… Continue reading