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Checklist

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

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Definition(s):

  A document that contains instructions or procedures for configuring an IT product to an operational environment, for verifying that the product has been configured properly, and/or for identifying unauthorized configuration changes to the product. Also referred to as a security configuration checklist, lockdown guide, hardening guide, security guide, security technical implementation guide (STIG), or benchmark.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-70 Rev. 4

  An organized collection of rules about a particular kind of system or platform.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7275 Rev. 4