Cyber Security & WIndows System Hardening
I am new to cyber security and I would like to know does ABB has any standard manual or procedure to perform system hardening for Windows Server 2012, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1.
We would like to implement these hardening into our new 800xA system 6.03. Microsoft does have a long checklist for Windows Server 2012's hardening, but I am not sure if I follow the steps, will it give any effect to 800xA system or not.
Can someone kindly advise for this or share your experience of your project?
Hello, this is the recommendation:
Networks used for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) should always be segregated from enterprise and/or public networks.
Guidelines for network security are given in the user manuals
–System 800xA * Network Configuration, 3BSE034463*
–System 800xA * Administration and Security, 3BSE037410*.
Install the latest verified security updates from Microsoft.
–Install the updated virus definition files for McAfee or Symantec.
–Security updates from Microsoft and virus definition files for McAfee’s and Symantec’s antivirus which have been verified by ABB can be installed using ABB’s Security Update Service.
–ABB verified security updates from Microsoft can also be installed using The System 800xA Qualified Security Updates for 800xA.
Consider applying 800xA Whitelisting SE46.
Upgrade to the latest version of System 800xA to benefit from the most recent security improvements from ABB.
Ensure that the perimeter firewalls between the 800xA system network and external networks only allow authorized communication to enter and exit from the system network. It is recommended to only allow explicitly specified outbound connections