the process of tightening security on a system.

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MySQL Server Hardening

Following the hardening theme.... What are some best practices, recommendations, required reading for securing MySQL.
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Hardening Linux Server

We have already had questions on here about Hardening Apache, Hardening PHP and Securing SSH. To continue this trend I am interested in what steps people take to harden Linux servers. As in what ...
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What are the best practices for hardening a php.ini file?

In order to secure a PHP installation, what are the best settings for a php.ini file? What is absolutely vital in terms of security? What is recommended for most use cases?
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What does defense in depth entail for a web app?

I'm assuming it means different layers of security from app-level security to server hardening to personnel training, but what are each of those layers and what are some good resources for each level ...
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How can I protect a WordPress installation?

How do you go about protecting a default WordPress installation? What checklist do you use, best practices, tips and tricks, etc? Any recommendations on plugins, third-party tools are welcome.
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Apache Server Hardening

What are some best practices, recommendations, required reading for securing an Apache Server?
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What methods are available for securing SSH?

What methods are available for securing SSH?