Disc 1 – 500 words with two references for both
Discuss system hardening strategies and techniques including updates and patches, default logon/passwords, anonymous access, removal of unneeded services, separation of production and development environments, and settings such as password length and complexity by answering the following questions:

  • What hardening guidelines or standards are you familiar with?
  • What steps have you taken to harden systems?
  • What function do each of the strategies discussed serve?

Disc 2:
500 words with 2 references
Tasks 2
Discuss the phases of a typical information security incident response. Using the information presented in the handout, discuss the following questions:

  • What are the effective responses to a security breach?
  • Which actions you would recommend for each phase?