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Security+ Training Guide by Todd King

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Understanding Security Baselines

Understand security baselines.

A security baseline is defined in the company's security policy and is a model set of security-related modifications, patches, and settings that underpin the technical implementation of security. Companies should have post-installation configuration and audit guides (automated, where possible) that implement security policies. These settings include but are not limited to the following:

  • Registry enhancements and lock-downs

  • Auditing and logging configurations

  • File system security tightening

  • Services and applications configurations

  • Custom security tools, where applicable

Security policies must be reviewed and updated on a regular basis, so security baselines can constantly improve. To ...

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