Do NOT use Linux hardening checklists for your servers

The solution to avoid using Linux hardening checklists for your servers is simple. With proper automation and regular checks, checklists could be avoided.


Quality is an interesting word. It describes, well, the quality of something. Quality is just another word for how well can you repeat something. The goal is to get each time exactly the same result. Whenever it’s a physical product, or rolling out a new Linux system, you want great quality. One method to increase quality is using checklists. However we strongly advice against using Linux hardening checklists.. But checklists are good, right?