CHAPTER 21Configuration Management: Objective 5.2 Understand System Hardening

Configuration management is a key part of ensuring that systems and applications remain secure. It keeps track of how devices are set up, updates to software, and fixes for issues, called patches. We keep systems strong and secure for as long as they are in use by hardening them—actively managing and fixing weak spots.

In this chapter, you'll learn about CC objective 5.2. The following subobjective is covered in this chapter:

  • Configuration management (e.g., baselines, updates, patches)


Configuration management establishes and monitors the way that specific devices are set up. Configuration management tracks both operating system settings ...

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