system resilience

Cyber security starts here - physical and environmental considerations

Submitted by media on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 14:22

Physical and Environmental Considerations

The location and physical security of a server system is one of the first things to consider when putting a system online.  Your needs may not dictate that your server be in a secure Tier 4 co-location facility, but your servers may need to be at least in a locked and controlled access room in the back corner of your office suite.  The bottom line is that you can't certify a system secure if it is in common access kitchen that you share with 4 other businesses.

Cyber security starts here - network system and application hardening

Submitted by media on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 14:19

System hardening is the application of known best practices and security measures in order to increase the security resilience of a network. 


The fundamental philosophy of system hardening is to reduce the overall exposure to risk by reducing the attack surface area.