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FIRST Best Practice Guide Library (BPGL)

Also maintained by FIRST: the FIRST Security Reference Index

It is a complicated, arduous, and time-consuming task for even experienced system administrators to know what a reasonable set of security settings is for any operating system. Thus, the FIRST Best Practice Guide Library intends to assist FIRST Team Members and public in general in configuring their systems securely by providing configuration templates and security guidelines.

Also, this initiative aims at recognizing FIRST members' work and promote it outside the FIRST community.

Note: The Best Practice Guides Library is based on documents and links submitted by FIRST members.

FIRST members are strongly encouraged to share their Best Practice guides or links to Web sites hosting Best Practice guides.

If you have something to share please click here.

Existing Guides

Archived Guides


FIRST gratefully acknowledges the moderators of the "best practices" page, Ian Cook & Gavin Reid, and all authors and maintainers involved.