System Hardening Service

‎73% of companies have at least one critical ‎security misconfiguration (Threat stack)‎

‎31% of the internal facing vulnerabilities could be mitigated (partially or completely) via hardening ‎actions (Calcom)‎

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System Hardening :- A process designed to eliminate a means of attack by fixing vulnerabilities and disabling ‎non-essential services.

Server Hardening

Server hardening is a process of general system hardening which involves the ‎secure use of advanced safety measures in the hardware, firmware, and software ‎layers of data, ports, components, function, and permissions of a server.

  • Maintaining the operating system of a server patching and updating ‎
  • Regularly updating the software of a third party that is essential to server ‎operations and removing software from a third party that does not respect the ‎established safety cyber standards ‎
  • USB ports disabled at boot‎

Software Application Hardening

The process of updating or installing additional security measures to safeguard ‎both standard and third-party apps installed on your server is known as software ‎application hardening, or simply application hardening.

  • Making use of firewalls‎
  • ‎Using anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware software ‎
  • Data- Encryption via software eg. SHA-256‎

Operating system hardening

Patching and installing sophisticated security measures to secure a server's operating ‎system is known as operating system hardening (OS). Automatically installing updates, ‎patches, and service packs are one of the greatest ways to establish a hardened state for ‎the operating system.‎ ‎ ‎

  • Discarding non-essential drivers ‎
  • ‎Encrypting the hard disc drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) that stores and hosts ‎your operating system ‎
  • ‎‎Authenticating and limiting system access permissions‎

Database Hardening

Database hardening is protecting both the contents of a digital database and the ‎database management system (DBMS), which is the database application that users use ‎to store and analyze data in a database.‎

Database hardening is primarily comprised of three steps:‎

  1. Managing and restricting user privileges and access
  2. Disabling database services and functions that are no longer needed
  3. Encrypting and securing database data and resources‎

The following are examples of database hardening techniques:‎-

  • Administrators' and administrative privileges and functions are restricted
  • Encrypting database data in transit and at rest ‎
  • Adherence to RBAC (role-based access control) policies ‎ ‎

Network hardening

Network hardening is the process of securing the basic communication ‎infrastructure of multiple servers and computer systems that are connected to a ‎network.‎ ‎ ‎

Network hardening is accomplished primarily through the installation of an ‎intrusion prevention system (IPS) or intrusion detection system (IDS), both of ‎which are typically software-based. These applications automatically monitor and ‎report suspicious network activity, assisting administrators in preventing ‎unauthorised network access.‎ ‎ ‎

Network hardening techniques include:‎- ‎

  • ‎ Properly configuring and securing network firewalls ‎
  • Auditing network rules ‎and network access privileges, disabling specific network protocols and unused or ‎unnecessary network ports, encrypting network traffic, and disabling network ‎services and devices that are not presently or never used.‎ ‎

Why we need to harden?‎

Simply reduce the number of potential entry points an attacker could use to gain access ‎to your system from the start.‎ ‎

It usually involves securing a computer system's software, but also its firmware and other ‎system elements, in order to reduce vulnerabilities and the risk of the entire system ‎being compromised. ‎

Why us ?‎‎

Our value proposition is our custom-made services. Yes, we agree that one size fits all, ‎but we believe that each organization has its own set of requirements that do not suit ‎the one-size-fits-all model. As a result, we tailor our services to each client's needs and ‎place an emphasis on manual validation of any false positives. A keen mind can uncover ‎what machines can't. Another feather in our cap is end-to-end services. Following the ‎completion of a project, we give support with all security requirements.‎

Standards we follow:‎

System hardening best practices outlined by the:‎ ‎

  • NIST in Special Publication (SP) 800-123
  • ‎‎CIS Benchmarks are the global standards followed for system hardening.‎
  • Delieverables‎‎

    • Password Protected rich Reporting for all Scope
        Vulnerability Listings/ with severity to fix
        Vulnerability Listings - based on who need to fix that (Developer, Server Admin, ‎Network Admin)‎
        Evidence (Images or video) for each vulnerability
        Conceptual fixings guidance for each vulnerability
    • Explanation Call with Dev/Fixing Team if required
    • Complementary Re-Test within one month of Initial Report Submission

    Our USP is Tailor-made services according to your requirements in various fields such as ‎cybersecurity, cyber forensics, secure development.