Discuss system hardening strategies and techniques including updates and patches, default logins and passwords, anonymous access, removal of unneeded services, separation of production and development environments, and settings such as password length and complexity. Answer 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?
- Summarize your thoughts in the discussion forum for the lesson.