Tag: CIS Hardened Images
Learn how to set up an Amazon EC2 Mac instance with a hardened image provided by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). This will help you to mitigate common threats like malware, denial of service, insufficient authorization, and overlapping trust boundary threats. CIS is an AWS Partner and community-driven nonprofit that aims to make the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is responsible for the CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks, which are globally recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data. The implementation of these can help harden systems through various means, whether it be disabling unnecessary ports or eliminating unneeded services. Purchasing a pre-hardened image is a great option, especially since you are ensured compliance with the CIS Benchmark, and deploying it would not require much maintenance on your end.