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Security Checklist/benchm for router configuration

9 years 8 hours ago - 9 years 8 hours ago #38634 by skylimit
Hi all,

Can anyone point me to where I can find up-to-date checklists for hardening/securing Cisco routers please?

I seen a few like those at the link below but they seem old and I'm looking for something a bit more current.


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Last edit: 9 years 8 hours ago by skylimit. Reason: inserted link
9 years 6 hours ago #38635 by Chris
Hi SkyLimit - hope you are well mate.

Just in case you missed it, we've covered the Cisco AutoSecure feature here:

Apart from that, a quick search on Google will reveal a lot more information, but it completely depends on why and how you are trying to secure your Cisco router.

Let me know if you need any additional information.


p.s nice to see you after a long time.

Chris Partsenidis.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
9 years 6 hours ago #38636 by skylimit
Thanks for the quick response, Chris. I'm well and hope you are too.

Thanks for the link, I'll peruse it.

Basically, I'm doing some study on SCAP for security automation , so searching to see if there are more recent configuration checklists from the likes of Cisco, the NSA (reputable names), etc. The one's I've found so far (attached) are from 2011&2012 so I'm wondering if there are any latest editions from 2014 for instance.

So, apart from ensuring 'enable secret' is configured, disabling unused services, using SSH in lieu of telnet etc, are any more "current" ways of securing/hardening Cisco devices.

Thanks again for the link.

PS. the preview button doesn't seem to be working for me

" are never too old to learn" anon
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