IBM BigFix Compliance UPDATE: DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 8 (site ver 5) published 2017-01-20

IBM BigFix Compliance

Updated Security Configuration Management (SCM) DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 8

Security Benchmark:
Windows 8/8.1 STIG Benchmark, V1, R11

Published Site:
DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 8, site version 5 (The site version is provided for air-gap customers.)

Release Notes:
Fixed and Improved implementation for the following check:
• SV-50953r5_rule (Fixlet ID. 76077) : “The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) v5.x or later must be installed on the system”, by verifying if EMET v5.x or later is installed on the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 systems, this fixlet is not relevant on those systems

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To know more about IBM BigFix Compliance SCM checklists, please see

• IBM Developer Works:!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/SCM%20Checklists
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We hope you find this latest release of SCM content useful and effective. Thank you!

– The IBM BigFix Compliance team