Generic Host Hardening for Any Computer

Generic Host Hardening for Any Computer

Post by Drew Wre » Fri, 04 Jan 2002 06:59:38



When it comes to the security of an individual computer,
nothing can protect that computer more than its own
individual security.  Tightening down or increasing the
security of an individual computer is termed "host
hardening," and it is one of the most important processes in
securing a site.

This article explains and discusses:
* Identifying the function a host will serve
* Enhancing the physical security of a host
* Installing the bare minimum of software required
* Installing patches, upgrades, and fixes for the software installed
* Configuring the installed software, including the operating system
* Reducing the number of processes and services running on the host
* Setting up intrusion detection software
* Regularly monitoring and maintaining the hardened system

Read this article on Sun's Dot-Com Builder site at:

http://dcb.sun.com/practices/howtos/generic_host.jsp

 
 
 

Generic Host Hardening for Any Computer

Post by Robert Banniz » Fri, 04 Jan 2002 13:18:50


__OR__ automate this process with JASS toolkit

Robert


Quote:> When it comes to the security of an individual computer,
> nothing can protect that computer more than its own
> individual security.  Tightening down or increasing the
> security of an individual computer is termed "host
> hardening," and it is one of the most important processes in
> securing a site.

> This article explains and discusses:
> * Identifying the function a host will serve
> * Enhancing the physical security of a host
> * Installing the bare minimum of software required
> * Installing patches, upgrades, and fixes for the software installed
> * Configuring the installed software, including the operating system
> * Reducing the number of processes and services running on the host
> * Setting up intrusion detection software
> * Regularly monitoring and maintaining the hardened system

> Read this article on Sun's Dot-Com Builder site at:

> http://dcb.sun.com/practices/howtos/generic_host.jsp