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NIST Updates and Expands Its Flagship Catalog of Information System Safeguards

NIST: “After your organization forms a general plan for tackling its cybersecurity and privacy risk management issues, it needs particular state-of-the-art tools to make that plan a reality. Computer security and privacy experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have the answer with an updated toolbox of safeguards for protecting an organization’s operations and assets, as well as the personal privacy of individuals.

NIST Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, is a collection of hundreds of specific measures for strengthening the systems, component products and services that underlie the nation’s businesses, government and critical infrastructure. One of NIST’s flagship risk management publications, the document  is undergoing its first update in seven years, and the agency is accepting public comments on the draft until May 15, 2020.

The publication offers safeguards for all types of platforms, from general-purpose computers to industrial control systems and internet of things (IoT) devices. Its tools are intended for a broad audience of specialists, from security experts to systems developers to cloud computing providers…”

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