Develop configuration standards for all system components to address all known security vulnerabilities |
All operating systems have known weakness, but there are also know ways to address them and make the systems secure. A number of security organizations have developed system hardening guidelines to advise organizations how to correct such vulnerabilities. Action1 includes system hardening framework developed by Center for Internet Security (CIS) and provides automated assessment technology to verify that your endpoints are configured per CIS recommendations, wherever it’s applicable on the endpoint level.
2.2.2.a: Enabled System Services and Protocols
Allows to inspect enabled system services and protocols to verify that only necessary services are enabled
2.2.2.b: Insecure System Services and Protocols
Shows all insecure system services and protocols to verify that their usage is justified per configuration standards
2.2.3: Additional Security Features
Inspect configuration settings to verify that security features are implemented in insecure services and protocols
2.2.4.c: Common Security Parameters
Inspect the common security parameters to verify that they are set per security standards
2.2.5.a: Unnecessary Functionality is Removed
Inspect the configurations to verify that all unnecessary functionality is removed, such as drivers and features
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