Hardened according to a CIS STIG Benchmark - consensus-based best practice, accepted by government,
CIS Hardened STIG Image on Microsoft Windows Server 2019 is a pre-configured image built by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) for use on Azure Virtual Machines. It is built to offer an image secured to industry-recognized security guidance running on Azure Virtual Machines.
This image of CIS Hardened STIG Image on Microsoft Windows Server 2019 is pre-hardened to CIS Benchmarks guidance and patched monthly according to the security updates released on Microsoft Patch Tuesday. No components are installed on or removed from this image outside of those already present on the base image or as recommended in alignment with the corresponding CIS Benchmark recommendations.
Guidance from the DoD Cloud Computing SRG indicates that CIS Benchmarks are an acceptable alternative in place of DISA STIGs - configuration standards for DoD Information Assurance (IA) and IA-enabled devices/systems. Launching an image that is hardened according to the CIS STIG Benchmark recommendations provides the ability to easily implement CIS guidance and DISA STIG at once.
To demonstrate this conformance to the CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG Benchmark, industry-recognized hardening guidance, each image includes an HTML report from CIS Configuration Assessment Tool (CIS-CAT Pro). Each CIS Hardened Image contains the following files:
These reports are located in C:\CIS Hardening Reports.
If this instance is used in a domain environment where policies are managed globally, the majority of the security settings will be changed and managed by domain policies.
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To learn more or access the corresponding CIS Benchmark, please visit https://www.cisecurity.org/cis-benchmarks or sign up for a free account on our community platform, CIS WorkBench, https://workbench.cisecurity.org/.