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Disable insecure functionalities


The organization must disable or carefully control the insecure functions of a system (system hardening).


Sometimes, platforms include functionalities that are not required or could be harmful for some applications built on top of or residing in them. Other times, applications are developed including functionalities that allow actions that could be considered insecure. All these functionalities should be disabled or otherwise controlled to prevent them from compromising the system’s security. Furthermore, the system must enforce those controls on trusted enforcement points such as access control gateways, severs and serverless functions.