12 May 2009

Great security and auditing resource for your network 

By - Apache, Linux, Security No Comments

The Center for Internet Security  has a great list of security configuration and audit guidelines.

A great resource comprised of 40+ consensus Security Configuration Benchmarks for Operating Systems, Middleware, Software Applications and Network Devices.

The Benchmarks are:

  • Recommended technical control rules/values for hardening operating systems, middleware and software applications, and network devices;
  • Unique, because the recommendations are defined via consensus among hundreds of security professionals worldwide;
  • Downloaded approximately 1 million times per year;
  • Distributed freely by CIS in .PDF format (some are available to CIS Members only in XML format via the CIS Members web site);
  • Used by thousands of enterprises as the basis for security configuration policies and the de facto standard against which to compare them.

Visit the benchmark/tools page to download your copy.

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