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Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems
“More than a year in the making, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued Feb. 28 an initial public draft updating one of its premier special publications, Security and Privacy Controls for the Federal Information Systems and Organizations, which incorporates expanded privacy controls and addresses new threats that were unheard of when NIST issued revision 3 in 2009.” (NIST Updating Catalog of Controls, By Eric Chabrow, Bank Info Security, February 29, 2012.)
- Security and Privacy Controls for the Federal Information Systems and Organizations, NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4 (Initial Public Draft). NIST Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative, Gaithersburg, MD (February 2012).
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidelines for selecting and specifying security controls for organizations and information systems supporting the executive agencies of the federal government to meet the requirements of FIPS 200, Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems.
Two Volumes on Cloud Computing from NIST
The National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) has release a two volume report on “cloud computing.”
- US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume I Release 1.0 (Draft) High-Priority Requirements to Further USG Agency Cloud Computing Adoption, NIST Special Publication 500-293, NIST Cloud Computing Program Information Technology Laboratory (November 2011) [PDF, 32 pages].
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), consistent with its mission, has a technology leadership role in support of United States Government (USG) secure and effective adoption of the Cloud Computing model to reduce costs and improve services.
- US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume II Release 1.0 (Draft) Useful Information for Cloud Adopters, NIST Special Publication 500-293, NIST Cloud Computing Program Information Technology Laboratory (November 2011) [PDF, 85 pages].
Hat tip to Sabrina I. Pacifici!
NIST Goes Public with Cloud Computing Tech Road Map
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for public comment a draft “road map” designed to foster federal agencies’ adoption of cloud computing.
The road map also will support private-sector cloud efforts, improve the information available to decision-makers, and facilitate the continued development of the cloud computing model, NIST officials said.
“U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Release 1.0” (NIST Special Publication 500-293) is designed to support the secure and effective adoption of the cloud computing model by federal agencies. The public comment period is open through Dec. 2.
The draft publication defines high-priority requirements for standards, official guidance and technology developments that need to be met for agencies to accelerate their migration of existing IT systems to the cloud computing model.
Read the Complete GCN Article
See Also: NIST Releases Draft Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap for Comments (via NIST)
See Also: Final Version of NIST Cloud Computing Definition Published (October 25, 2011)
See Also: NIST Cloud Computing Program
Direct to Documents:
“U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Release 1.0” (NIST Special Publication 500-293)
The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145).