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SP 800-179 (Draft)

Guide to Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist

Date Published: June 2016
Comments Due: August 15, 2016 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to: 800-179comments@nist.gov

Author(s)

Mark Trapnell (NIST), Eric Trapnell (NIST), Karen Scarfone (Scarfone Cybersecurity)

Announcement

NIST invites comments on Draft Special Publication 800-179, Guide to Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist. This publication assists IT professionals in securing Apple OS X 10.10 desktop and laptop systems within various environments. It provides detailed information about the security features of OS X 10.10 and security configuration guidelines. The publication recommends and explains tested, secure settings with the objective of simplifying the administrative burden of improving the security of OS X 10.10 systems in three types of environments: Standalone, Managed, and Specialized Security-Limited Functionality.

A template for submitting comments is available below.

Abstract

Keywords

endpoint device security; hardening guide; host security; mobile device security; operating system security; secure configuration; checklist; Apple OS X
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Documentation

Publication:
Draft SP 800-179
Comment Template

Supplemental Material:
Comment Template (xls)

Related NIST Publications:
ITL Bulletin
SP 800-70 Rev. 3
NISTIR 7692
NISTIR 7275 Rev. 4

Document History:
06/23/16: SP 800-179 (Draft)
12/05/16: SP 800-179 (Final)