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Automated Secure Configuration Guidance from the macOS Security Compliance Project: Draft SP 800-219
February 17, 2022

NIST requests comments on Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-219, Automated Secure Configuration Guidance from the macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP). It provides resources that system administrators, security professionals, security policy authors, information security officers, and auditors can leverage to secure and assess macOS desktop and laptop system security in an automated way. This publication introduces the mSCP, describes use cases for leveraging the mSCP content, and gives an overview of the resources available on the project’s GitHub site. The GitHub site provides practical, actionable recommendations in the form of secure baselines and associated rules, and it is continuously curated and updated to support each new release of macOS.

The public comment period is open through March 23, 2022. See the publication details for a copy of the draft and instructions for submitting comments.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iii of this draft. For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: configuration management, controls assessment, security automation, security controls

Technologies: operating systems

Applications: enterprise

Created February 17, 2022