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Guidelines on securing public web servers:



M C Tracy, W Jansen, M McLarnon
- NIST SP 800-44
Report Number
NIST SP 800-44


Tracy, M. , Jansen, W. and McLarnon, M. (2002), Guidelines on securing public web servers:, , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed December 9, 2023)
Created January 1, 2002, Updated May 20, 2023