NIST security guides for Firewall and Bluetooth drafts for public review

Sunday, July 13, 2008

NIST has released some draft guides for public review.

The three draft guides are:

  1. Recommendation for Applications Using Approved Hash Algorithms.
  2. Guide to Bluetooth Security.
  3. Guidelines on Firewalls and Firewall Policy.
All the documents are very comprehensive and surely a must read, below are the links to those drafts as well as a short description of them.

SP 800-107, titled “Recommendation for Applications Using Approved Hash Algorithms,” is in its second draft release. It provides guidelines for achieving the appropriate level of security when using approved hash functions.
Draft SP 800-121, titled “Guide to Bluetooth Security,” describes the security capabilities of Bluetooth technologies and gives recommendations on securing them effectively.
Draft SP 800-41 Revision 1, titled “Guidelines on Firewalls and Firewall Policy,” updates the original publication released in 2002. It provides recommendations on developing firewall policies and selecting, configuring, testing, deploying and managing firewalls. The publication covers a number of firewall technologies, including packet filtering, stateful inspection, application-proxy gateways, host-based and personal firewalls.


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