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Automated Secure Configuration Guidance from the macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP)

Published

Author(s)

Mark Trapnell, Eric Trapnell, Murugiah Souppaya, Bob Gendler, Karen Scarfone

Abstract

The macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP) 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 and gives an overview of the resources available from the project's GitHub site, which is continuously curated and updated to support each new release of macOS. The GitHub site provides practical, actionable recommendations in the form of secure baselines and associated rules. This publication also describes use cases for leveraging the mSCP content.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-219
Report Number
800-219

Keywords

Apple, baseline, configuration management, endpoint device security, macOS, macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP), operating system security, security compliance

Citation

Trapnell, M. , Trapnell, E. , Souppaya, M. , Gendler, B. and Scarfone, K. (2022), Automated Secure Configuration Guidance from the macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-219, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934764 (Accessed August 12, 2022)
Created June 24, 2022