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Securing CentOS Linux An objective, consensus-driven security guideline for the CentOS Linux Operating Systems.

An objective, consensus-driven security guideline for the CentOS Linux Operating Systems.

A step-by-step checklist to secure CentOS Linux:

For CentOS Linux 7 (CIS CentOS Linux 7 Benchmark version 2.2.0)

CIS has worked with the community since 2013 to publish a benchmark for CentOS Linux

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Other CIS Benchmark versions:

For CentOS Linux (CIS CentOS Linux 7 Benchmark version 2.1.1)

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CIS Hardened Image available for Benchmark version 2.1.1

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Arrow Assess and/or remediate

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Remediation Kit available for Benchmark version 2.1.0

CIS-CAT Pro is included with membership and can automatically test for compliance and remediate with this benchmark.

Information Hub : CIS CentOS Linux Benchmarks



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