NSA Guides to Securing Windows, OS X and More

I frequently get asked what I do to secure the operating systems I use. Specifically from a nuts and bolts, configuration stand point.

When I tell them I use the NSA Security Configuration Guides they are a generally surprised to learn that such guides exist. Not only do they exist; they are an incredibly helpful resource and combines a huge amount of no-nonsense tweaks that NSA uses to secure their own machines.

NSA Security Configuration Guide for OS X

NSA Security Configuration Guide for Windows XP

NSA Security Configuration Guide for Windows 2003 Server

NSA’s The 60 Minute Network Security Guide