60 Minute Network Security Guide: First Steps Toward a Secure Network Environment (Version 1.0) [open pdf - 189KB]
"During the last four years the National Security Agency's Systems and Network Attack Center has released Security Guides for operating systems, applications and systems that operate in the larger IT network. These security guides can be found at our web site www.nsa.gov. Many organizations across the Department of Defense have used these documents to develop new networks and to secure existing IT infrastructures. This latest Security Guide addresses security a bit differently. Our goal is to make system owners and operators aware of fixes that become force multipliers in the effort to secure their IT network. Security of the IT infrastructure is a complicated subject, usually addressed by experienced security professionals. However, as more and more commands become 'wired', an increasing number of people need to understand the fundamentals of security in a networked world."