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Deploying application whitelisting? NIST has some advice for you

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    If you're trying to bar the door to malware infections, automated application whitelisting is a tactic that the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology thinks you should try -- and the agency wants to help you implement it in an effective way.

    The Department of Commerce agency, which is tasked with developing standards and recommendations including in the area of IT security, has published a guide to application whitelisting that explains the technology in detail and offers practical advice for how it should be used.

    For one, before looking at third-party products, organizations should consider using the application whitelisting mechanisms included in the operating systems they use on their desktops, laptops and servers. The reason is that they're easier to use, can be centrally managed and their use keeps additional costs minimal.

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