Alternatives to Bastille-Unix
Posted on 2011-02-18
I've installed Debian 6.0 on a VM for dev purposes and general playing around. In the past I used to use a program called Bastille for hardening the security primarily because it was easy and told me why I would make certain choices and the trade-offs I would make in light of those choices. However, I have noticed that development of Bastille has pretty much ended as the last update on the website was in 2008. I can't seem to find a decent alternative. I wouldn't say I'm an expert on Linux but I'm not really a newbie either. I know enough to do what I want to do and can muddle through the rest but security hardening without some sort of tool like Bastille is something I've found difficult because a) there are so many things out there, b) there are so may people out there with different opinions which is why I turned to something like Bastille. It was all in one place and gave me options and explanations of what those options are and the trade-offs I can make and it did the work of editing the config files for me.
Are there any alternatives out there? Does anyone know what happened to Bastille and if Jay Beale is still developing it?