Checklists and Resources for Setting up a Secure Server
CIS Security Configuration Benchmarks and Assessment Tools
Penn has a license that allows you to use the Center for Internet Security's
automated assessment tool, in addition to using their freely-available benchmarks.
In recent years Penn Information Security has provided site-licensed copies of the "Step-By-Step" Guides from the SANS Institute for securing the major operating systems, however, we no longer are licensing them. In their place we are recommending that support providers and system administrators make use of the excellent tools and checklists available from the Center for Internet Security at their website: www.cisecurity.org (see above for directions to access the Penn-licensed tools).
Even though the SANS Step-By-Step Guides are no longer available at Penn, the SANS website www.sans.org remains an excellent source of information, white papers, etc.
Last updated: Friday, February 15, 2013