Category Archives: Standards

NIST Revises Security Controls Bible SP 800-53A, Revision 1

NIST Special Publication 800-53 – the bible for federal government chief information security officers as well as others charged with securing their organizations IT systems – has been revised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NIST Tuesday issued SP 800-53A, Revision 1, Guide for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations. This latest guidance is aimed at helping agencies implement continuous monitoring of their IT systems as they move away from the traditional paper-based compliance rules under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

via NIST Revises Security Controls Bible.

NIST Releases Continuous Monitoring FAQs

Continuous monitoring is at the center of proposed reform to FISMA, which is currently maligned as being an exercise in paperwork rather than an effective guide for cybersecurity.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a list of 17 frequently asked questions about continuous monitoring.

via NIST Releases Continuous Monitoring FAQs | The New New Internet.