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

Published

Author(s)

Mark L. Badger, Murugiah Souppaya, Mark R. Trapnell, Eric R. Trapnell, Dylan J. Yaga, Karen Scarfone

Abstract

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.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-179
Report Number
800-179

Keywords

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

Citation

Badger, M. , Souppaya, M. , Trapnell, M. , Trapnell, E. , Yaga, D. and Scarfone, K. (2016), Guide to Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-179, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921979 (Accessed January 26, 2022)
Created December 7, 2016, Updated October 14, 2021