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May 19, 2011

BIOS Protection Guidelines

The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is a firmware program embedded in any computer's hardware that supervises its operation just after powering on.
The BIOS controls everything until the Operating System takes over. 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just published its Recommendations regarding protection of this firmware. Here you can find the NIST Bios ProtectionGuidelines.

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