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    Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals

    Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals

    Windows XP offers a wide range of administrative security features that can be employed to protect your network. This overview will familiarize you with the security features in this Microsoft operating system.

    When an IT security configuration checklist (e.g., hardening or lockdown guide) is
    applied to a system in combination with trained system administrators and a sound and
    effective security program, a substantial reduction in vulnerability exposure can be
    achieved. Accordingly, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has
    produced the “Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals: A
    NIST Security Configuration Checklist” to assist personnel responsible for the
    administration and security of Windows XP systems.

    This guide contains information that can be used to secure local Windows XP
    workstations, mobile computers, and telecommuter systems more effectively in a variety
    of environments, including small office, home office (SOHO) and managed enterprise
    environments. The guidance should only be applied throughout an enterprise by trained
    and experienced system administrators.

    The attached ZIP file includes:

    • Intro Page.doc
    • Cover Sheet and Terms.doc
    • Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals.pdf

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