NSA Security Templates

NSA (the National Security Agency of the United States) has developed and distributed configuration guidance for operating systems. These guides are currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities as a security baseline for their systems.

It not only has security templates and guidelines for example Windows 7, but if you look around you’ll find their guides for Cisco routers, database server, etc… Very interesting.

http://www.nsa.gov/ia/mitigation_guidance/security_configuration_guides/operating_systems.shtml