Dana on NIST security guide

Dana points us Windows users to a security guideline document released by the Computer Security Resource Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST.)
I appreciate having non-Microsoft information on Microsoft products, but the irony is not lost on me.
Dana Epp’s ramblings at the Sanctuary : Guidance for Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist