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CIS 206 1.3 Discussion: Importance of HardeningWhat is hardening?-Hardening is tools and techniques used to minimize vulnerabilities in a system. "The goal of systems hardening is to reduce security risk by eliminating potential attack vectors and condensing the system’s attack surface." (What is Systems Hardening, n.d)Why is hardening important after installing a Linux OS?-Hardening is important after installing a Linux OS because installing a new software will leave areas open for vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Therefore we must the hardening technique to protect the new software and your entire system in general.What are the similarities and differences of hardening Fedora vs Ubuntu?-Some similarities between hardening Fedora and Ubuntu are: of course they are both from the same kernel; Linux. They both have the same type of source model, which is free and open-source. They both also from the UNIX-like operating system-Some differences are Ubuntu offers support for 18 months after a version is