Automation of the OS Installation and Security Hardening Process

by Kyle Martin
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute solaris issues

Many systems and security administrators have often longed for a practical method to generate new or upgraded operating system installations based on best security practices in conjunction with system preparation guidelines set by one’s company. The process of loading an operating system and then hardening a system seemed to be 2 independent and time-consuming operations until Sun Microsystems initiating its’ SOLARIS™ SECURITY TOOLS initiative formerly know as JASS 0.3. If one is in a business environment that requires new deployments or redeployment of system hardware on a regular basis, this can be a dilemma for systems and security administrators alike.