NIST issues 4-pack of computer security pubs
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently issued four publications to provide computer security advice on issues ranging from securing Windows XP Home Edition® computers and exercising IT plans to guidance on access control policies, models and mechanisms, and security log management.
- Guidance for Securing Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist (http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_WinXP_Home.html) provides advice on securing Windows XP Home Edition computers for home users, in particular telecommuting Federal employees. It explains the need to use a combination of security protections and provides instructions on how to implement the most essential security protections.
- Guide to Test, Training, and Exercise Programs for IT Plans and Capabilities (http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-84/SP800-84.pdf) provides guidance on conducting tests, training sessions, and exercises to maintain contingency and computer security incident response plans for managing adverse IT situations.
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on
21 Feb 2009
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