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Re: Useless tidbit (MS AntiSpyware)
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 02:05:23 -0400

On Wed, 11 May 2005 11:30:46 PDT, Kurt Buff said:
If one [or more] of you on the list could be so kind to indicate a
[many] resource[s] that lame hamstung admins would be wise to follow
as guidlines to secure Windows systems.. it would be so much more
productive. espcially  for those lazy a$$ admins who may overlook the
single [or multiple] missed step that lets them become owned, hacked,
infected, unpatched, bugged, spewing, spamming, bots, rooted .... [I
am sure to have skipped a few important ones] ;-P

steve

Google is your friend - start with 'NSA security guidelines windows'.

I'll add in the Center for Internet Security benchmarks:

http://www.cisecurity.org

It covers a lot of the same stuff as the NSA guidelines (which were used as
one of the inputs). Benefits: (1) I don't know if the NSA stuff has been updated
for XP, and (2) the CIS stuff includes a scoring tool which will let you know
which things you've not tightened down.

XP SP2, current patches, and either/both of the NSA/CIS kits - I will *not*
guarantee that it's bulletproof secure, but at least the box won't be sitting
there with a 'HAX0R ME N0W' sign on it.

(No, I didn't work on the CIS Windows stuff, but I'll take at least partial
blame for the Solaris/Linux/AIX ones)

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