DISA-STIG on Ubuntu

Comply with the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide

Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) are developed by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Ubuntu Pro and Ubuntu Advantage have the necessary certifications and controls to comply with DISA-STIG guidelines.

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What is DISA-STIG?

The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) is a US Department of Defense combat support agency. It provides and operates information infrastructure to support military operations and national-level leadership. The Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is a configuration standard consisting of cybersecurity requirements. It contains configuration guidelines for hardening systems to improve a system’s security posture. It can be seen as a checklist for securing protocols, services, or servers to improve the overall security by reducing the attack surface.

The DISA-STIG guides for Ubuntu

Together with Canonical, DISA has developed STIGs for Ubuntu. The U.S. DoD provides the STIG checklist, which can be viewed using STIG viewer, and SCAP content for auditing. The versions of Ubuntu that have STIGs available by DISA are marked on the table below.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Defense Information System Agency Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for Ubuntu Yes: Tooling and automation Yes: Tooling and automation Yes: Tooling and automation