As IT Business Edge's Ainsley Jones reported back in July, 74 percent of business computers still run Windows XP. Given that businesses continue to rely heavily on the nearly 10-year-old operating system, keeping computers running the venerable Microsoft OS securely remains a high priority for many IT departments.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) contributed the Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals to assist IT pros responsible for administrating and securing XP machines.
The guidelines document, which includes a configuration checklist, provides information that can be used to reduce vulnerability exposure for local, mobile and telecommuter systems.
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