So you think the systems at your employer can actually use a little bit more security? Or what about your own system to gain more privacy? In this talk, we discuss the reasons for Linux server and system hardening. First we learn why we should protect our crown jewels, and what can wrong if we ignore information security. Next is getting a better understanding of the possible resources we can use. And since system hardening can be time-consuming, we discuss some tools to help in the system hardening quest.