Ran across a great site today that contains tons of useful information for the Microsoft Security admin — the U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Support portal. Here you can find helpful security information such as Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for Windows and other operating system, including so-called “hardware” operating systems.
The portal is located at:
On the Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) and Supporting Documents page, you’ll find helpful information including:
- Security Checklists
- Security Readiness Review Evaluation Scripts
- Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS)
- DoD General Purpose STIG, Checklist and Tool Compilation CD
If you go to:
You’ll have direct access to the downloads. If you click the SRRs link, you’ll have access to the Windows Gold Disks, which include tools that you can use to evaluate and configure your environment.
Thomas W Shinder, M.D.
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