Are your servers prepared to handle Cyber -attacks? Malware including Trojan distribution, malicious code, Botnets, and Zombies, despite strong system defenses, can be costly and time consuming to eradicate. Once a secured base image is properly hardened and installed on a device, the likelihood of malware is greatly reduced.
Secure Configuration for Hardware and Software
Securely configuring your devices decreases the incident of malware on your network. Configuring all your computer devices equally and consistently reduces labor overhead and manual maintenance of multi-configuration networks.
Finding manufacturer-installed malware on both internal and external networks, rank the highest primary targets for vulnerability and immediate exploitation. Systems and networks which retained these default configurations are the least secure. Hackers use sophisticated techniques to browse these
networks and client applications. Operating system hardening minimizes these vulnerabilities.
The purpose of system hardening is to eliminate as many security risks as possible. Taking a system and
network inventory to control which unnecessary applications are running introduces potential breaches and security flaws allowing hackers to compromise entire organizations. System hardening requires a detailed step by step regimen resulting in protecting access by unauthorized users.
- Conducting a Gap Analysis of existing policies, procedures, infrastructure and systems
- Developing a Strategy and Road Map for securing and hardening Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers
- Designing key components that manage and configure devices
- Harden Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers using security benchmarks such as Centers for Internet Security (CIS), Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS, the DoD General Purposes STIGS, Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)
- Documenting exceptions from the established benchmarks
- Conducting quarterly in-house compliance checks
- Providing meaningful reports and remediation strategies