The Ubuntu Security Guide

Security Technical Implementation Guides like the CIS benchmark or DISA-STIG have hundreds of configuration recommendations, so hardening and auditing a Linux system manually can be very tedious and error-prone. Ubuntu Security Guide (USG) is a new tool available with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS that greatly improves the usability of hardening and auditing, and allows for environment-specific customizations. The following sections provide more information on hardening and auditing with usg.


For a quick start with Ubuntu Security Guide for CIS or DISA-STIG consider using this tutorial.

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