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CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 STIG Benchmark

CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 STIG Benchmark

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CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 STIG Benchmark

This Microsoft Windows Server 2016 image is preconfigured by CIS to the associated CIS Benchmark and STIG recommendations. CIS Benchmarks are vendor agnostic, consensus-based security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia. The STIG is the configuration standards for DOD IA and IA-enabled devices or systems. Launching an image hardened according to the CIS STIG Benchmark baselines provides added security to align with those standards. This image is hardened by CIS and configured with the recommendations included in the CIS STIG Benchmark. The existing consensus-based CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Benchmark Level 1 and Level 2 profiles mapped to applicable STIG recommendations are applied. A new Level 3 profile applied addresses additional requirements from the STIG not covered in the Level 1 and 2 profiles. When users apply CIS Benchmarks and seek STIG compliance, they can apply all 3 profiles and quickly address any gaps between the CIS Benchmark and the STIG. Due to the impact of applying all of the Level 2 recommendations to the STIG profile, only the Level 2 recommendations that directly map to the STIG are included. All of the Level 2 recommendations not included in Level 3 need to be applied and assessed separately. To learn more or access the corresponding CIS STIG Benchmark, please visit

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Windows, Windows Server 2016 Base 10.0.14393

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  • Amazon Machine Image

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