Draft security guidelines released

Thursday, 26 August 2004, 10:04 AM EST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is building a repository for IT security baseline checklists, and has published guidelines for users of and contributors to the collection.

It also has published a guide for conducting forensic investigations on personal digital assistants.

NIST has been tasked with the formidable job of developing security configuration checklists for “each computer hardware and software system that is, or is likely to become, widely used within the federal government.”

The checklists are intended to simplify what NIST calls the “complicated, arduous and time-consuming task” of configuring IT products to meet a specific level of security.

By William Jackson at GCN.

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