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Is there a checklist for securing MacOSX machines?

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I have a question. Is there some kind of rules about answering your own questions? Do people do this so that other people in the future will already have an answer? –  Rell3oT Dec 2 '12 at 4:40
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Thank you! Good concept. At first it seems weird but its a good idea –  Rell3oT Dec 2 '12 at 14:28
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DISA STIGs are always good:

http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/os/mac/mac.html

DISA is the Defense Information Systems Agency, the IT shop for the US Department of Defense. STIGs are the configuration guides that they publish for security networking and computing devices.

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I've never seen the STIG format before. Funny that Safari won't open them and I had to use Opera. Do you know if STIGs are processed electronically somewhere/somehow? (as an online checklist?) –  makerofthings7 Dec 3 '12 at 5:42
    
They provide some in PDF format and some are in XML format. The ones I linked to were in PDF, so I'd be surprised if you couldn't open them. The XML ones are admittedly hard to work with; there is no stylesheet that I know of that will pretty print a STIG. –  mehaase Dec 3 '12 at 22:49
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