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What is Hardening | Definition and Meaning

Last modified on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Defining Hardening

Hardening is the process of securing a system or network by reducing its potential attack surface and vulnerabilities. It involves implementing a variety of measures that increase the security of the system or network, such as disabling unnecessary services, changing default configurations, implementing security patches, and using secure protocols. Hardening is an important step in a defense-in-depth strategy that seeks to protect systems and networks from malicious actors.


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