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Hardening of virtual machines utilized in cloud service offering


Hardening is the practice of reducing system vulnerability by reducing its attack surface.

When configuring virtual machines the organization has to make sure the machines are hardened by, for example, only using ports, protocols and services that are needed. There must also be technical security measures like anti-malware and logging enabled for all virtual machines.

Connected other frameworks and requirements:
CLD 9.5.2: Virtual machine hardening
ISO 27017
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