Hardening a system provides an additional layer of security by removing access and possible vulnerabilities from the system. Security principles such as deter, deny, delay, and detect are used to reduce attack surfaces and possible vectors. Reference the “System Hardening” CYB515 video (located in the Class Resources) as needed to complete the lab.
Provide screenshots of each step in Part 1. On each screenshot, include 12 sentences that summarize what the screenshot is illustrating. For Part 2, provide screenshots of the results. All the screenshots will be used to manage network configuration and sessions to ensure port security that will harden the Windows Server.
In the virtual sandbox environment, you will perform the steps to harden a Linux distribution by doing the following:
Access the Windows Server VM and perform the following hardening steps:
Examine the antivirus program you installed. Research potential faults and vulnerabilities within the program, including the opensource nature of the program.
Write a 7501000word lab report that includes a title page, table of contents, overview, and the required screenshots with summaries.
Describe the strengths and weaknesses associated with the opensource antivirus program you installed running in an enterprise network.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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