Hardening Guides

These guides make recommendations on hardening computers that run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in three distinct enterprise environments to achieve maximum security. "Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Security Guide" by Microsoft is considered acceptable by NIST (for non-Top Secret servers).

Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

Threats and Countermeasures Guide

This guide provide countermeasures for security threats threats against Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Threats and Countermeasures

Security Checklist Guides for Vendors

These NIST/DOD hardening guides are designed to serve as security checklists to assess IT products' security configurations.

Guides from Universities:

These are some best practice examples and hardening guides for Windows, Mac OS and Linux from other US universities.

Miscellaneous Guides

Other relevant sources for security checklists.