CompTIA Security+ Question K-83

The process of making certain that an entity (operating system, application, etc.) is as secure as it can be is known as:

A. Stabilizing
B. Reinforcing
C. Hardening
D. Toughening

Answer: C

Hardening is the process of securing a system by reducing its surface of vulnerability. Reducing the surface of vulnerability typically includes removing unnecessary functions and features, removing unnecessary usernames or logins and disabling unnecessary services.