Thursday, March 6, 2014

Elizabeth Martin System Hardening Rant.......

Interesting rant from Elizabeth Martin. I'm a new fan!

[EM]: "I went off on a bit of a rant today about hardening. In the interest of disclaimers, I would like to make it abundantly clear that I was raised in a world where *hardening is king*. If you didn't harden you were compromised very quickly. Unfortunately it is now at least 10 years later if not more and still very few, if any, systems are hardened.

Of course I asked the twitters and frankly they did not give me the answers I sought. I was looking for answers such as "Of course we harden our systems." or, "Naturally most of the clients I work with harden their external systems." Well I didn't get those answers. The best I got was "I am just happy if they patch." .... [ouch.]