Securing Ubuntu Linux

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

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

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For Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (CIS Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS Benchmark version 1.1.0)

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

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For Ubuntu Linux (CIS Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Benchmark version 1.0.0)
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Build Kit available for Benchmark version 1.1.0
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