• Hardening your operating system


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Several years ago, it was considered a best practice to protect business computer systems by “hardening” them.

    You would turn off unnecessary services, disable features, and basically follow a checklist provided by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). But now our protection must be much more than hardening the operating system. We must harden our perimeter and — more importantly — our browsing.

    You probably spend as much time surfing on a phone as you do surfing on a computer. Today’s big picture is that there are more and more people who use tablets or phones, touching traditional PCs only at the office. The result? Attackers are targeting business users through email, and home users through browsing.

    What can we do to harden these?

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.49.0, 2023-12-04).