Because manufacturers cannot account for the unique needs of each organization’s security policies, reconfiguration of new and existing server policies and controls is required.
To compound this, the techniques for securing different OSs vary greatly depending on a multitude of factors that can create a very challenging task to match them with security requirements and the needs of the business.
SecureWorks Server Hardening assessment emphasizes the importance of first understanding your in-scope environment’s business function, placement, configuration, operational/maintenance activities and objectives before ever starting a technical examination. Once completed, SecureWorks consultants will then conduct a technical analysis, utilizing a mixture of the most relevant standards and frameworks, including the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark program. These industry standards, applied and interpreted through SecureWorks’ knowledge of your environment, will be used to provide an Assessment Report. The report will rank findings and prioritize discovered areas of concern to provide clear direction for remediation.
Server Hardening Assessment Benefits
- Reduce attack surface vulnerabilities
- Properly configure OS user authentication and resource controls
- Removal of unnecessary services, applications and network protocols
- Improve patching prioritization and cadence
- Reduce memory and hard drive consumption