Securing Cloud-resident Server Workloads and Containers with CIS Hardened Images™
As server workloads are increasingly deployed on public cloud platforms, organizations are experiencing a range of security and compliance challenges, including attempted exploits. Hardening servers based on accepted industry benchmarks is a cybersecurity best practice that reduces vulnerabilities introduced via weak configurations. The need to harden servers is driven by internal policies to fortify security and the requirement for many businesses to comply with industry regulations. Prebuilt hardened images allow enterprises to expedite the process by deploying applications on top of a secure platform. CIS Hardened Images offered by CIS® (Center for Internet Security®) comply with the widely adopted CIS Benchmarks™ created and maintained through a community consensus process. CIS Hardened Images are readily available on a variety of cloud marketplaces.