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ITL Bulletin

Guidelines for Protecting Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) Firmware

Date Published: June 2011


Shirley Radack (NIST)



authentication; BIOS; Basic Input/Output System; boot firmware; cyber security; Federal Information Processing Standards; Federal Information Security Management Act; FISMA; information security; information systems; information technology (IT); integrity protection; NIST Special Publications; product vendors; security controls; security plans; security policies; system BIOS; threats; vulnerabilities
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June 2011 ITL Bulletin

Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
06/28/11: ITL Bulletin (Final)