NIST aims to ease XP security setup

Tuesday, 29 June 2004, 7:19 PM EST

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology hope their new publication will help simplify the process of setting security controls on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP Professional operating system.

NIST officials, who released the draft of Special Publication 800-68 this week, said the recommendations and security configuration checklists will help federal agencies fulfill their responsibilities for computer and information security under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002.

By Florence Olsen at FCW

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