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Publication Citation: Guidance for Securing Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist

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Author(s): Karen Kent Scarfone; Murugiah P. Souppaya; John Connor;
Title: Guidance for Securing Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist
Published: September 29, 2006
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed this document in furtherance of its statutory responsibilities under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, Public Law 107-347. This publication seeks to assist information technology (IT) professionals who may be responsible for securing Windows XP Home Edition computers within home offices for their organizations. Portions of the publication can also be used by home users, such as telecommuting Federal civilian agency employees and private sector organizations or individuals, to secure their personal Windows XP Home Edition computers from common threats such as malware and to keep their computers secure.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-69
Pages: 175 pp.
Keywords: Microsoft Windows;telecommuting;Windows XP;Windows XP Home Edition
Research Areas: Computer Security, Cybersecurity, Threats & Vulnerabilities, Networking, Electronic Mail, Information Technology
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