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



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


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


Apple OS X, checklist, endpoint device security, hardening guide, host security, mobile device security, operating system security, secure configuration
Created December 8, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018