Server & Database Hardening

These guidelines are provided to help you securely manage servers and databases that access or maintain sensitive institutional data.

By following the expectations outlined in the hardening guides, your servers and databases will be more resistant to vulnerabilities and threats than a system that has not been secured accordingly. Included in the server and database hardening guides are minimum expectations for configuration and management, access and accounts, system monitoring, network connections, and additional hardening steps to consider for your systems.

The hardening guides are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your systems as well as the services and data stored, processed, or accessed by those systems.