Security Technical Implementation Guides are documents that provide detailed instructions for configuring and securing specific technologies and software. STIGs are more granular and technology-specific than SRGs, often providing configuration details for specific software versions. Security Technical Implementation Guides are documents that provide detailed instructions for configuring and securing specific technologies and software. STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides).The products are typically specific, such as the Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, or browser configurations (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Edge), networking equipment (e.g. Cisco). The SRGs offer the system administrator instructions on configuring the settings of the system, as well as a risk designation associated with the requirement. Category 1 settings and controls are High, Category 2 are medium, and category 3 are low. Category 1 controls include basic security requirements like changing the default password and account name, and a misconfiguration has a high probability of leading to the breach of a system. 

 

Applicability: STIGs are crucial when implementing and maintaining the security of specific technologies in compliance with established standards. 

URL: DISA – Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

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