ICS SECURITY HARDENING

ICS SECURITY HARDENING

Network Securing Your network and server are filled with defined vulnerabilities, which endangers your sensitive data, operational procedures, and reputation as a brand. Best practices for system hardening reduce the attack surface of the ecosystem and get rid of potential threats, protecting the resources of your company.

By removing unused programs, apps, account functions, permissions, ports, and unauthorized or expired user access, the goal is to decrease your visibility to threat actors. Your IT and security team must consistently commit to monitoring, detecting, resolving, and controlling vulnerabilities in order to meet system hardening standards.

Types of Security Hardening

It makes sense that there are several sorts of security hardening created to handle each given that your system is made up of a number of components. They consist of the following:

Application Hardening

By adding new code and changing old contents, this sort of defense protects an existing program from dynamic and static attacks.

Software and operational system hardening

OS hardening aims to reduce risks by configuring it securely, updating service packs often, creating rules and procedures for ongoing governance and patch management, and deleting pointless programs because operating systems like Windows and iOS contain multiple vulnerabilities.

server hardening

This entails increasing the server's security by putting advanced security mechanisms in place. Examples of server hardening techniques are as follows:

1. Data encryption
2. Reducing the amount of software used, 
2. Reducing the amount of software used, 
4.Updating security patches as necessary, 
4.Updating security patches as necessary, 
7. Account locking after a predetermined number of failed login attempts
8. Modifying the default settings and ports
9. Reducing the number of open network ports and establishing a strong software and hardware firewall.

Database hardening

it entails restricting public access to resources, turning off or removing unnecessary features, and granting credentials only to those who truly need them. Physical database server security, having a strong database server firewall and keeping an eye on the security of all servers, PCs, programs, and tools that access the database are all important considerations.

Network hardening

It refers to essential practices that can aid in keeping outsiders out of your network. Using a commercial-grade firewall, turning down no-longer-used services like file and printer sharing, web and mail servers, and many others, and applying updates are all examples of cybersecurity measures you may take.

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