Accession Number:

ADA361388

Title:

Securing Desktop Workstations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Report Date:

1999-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This document is one of a series of publications of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University called security improvement modules. They are intended to provide practical guidance to help organizations improve the security of their networked computer systems. Each module addresses an important but relatively narrowly defined problem in network and system security. The first section of the module describes the problem and outlines a set of security improvement practices to help solve it. Each practice is a recommended way of performing common tasks related to the secure operation of networked computer systems. The remaining sections of the module are detailed descriptions of the practices. Each includes a rationale for the recommended actions and a description of how to perform them. The practices are primarily written for system and network administrators whose day-to-day activities include installation, configuration, and maintenance of the computers and networks. Occasionally, practices are written to assist the managers responsible for network and system administration.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE