This publication and the abstract below was published by DigitalGov on AUGUST 22, 2017 . ICIT strongly encourages you to visit the DigitalGov Publication Library to search for additional information security resources which are freely available.
Nist Crafts Next-Generation Safeguards For Information Systems And The Internet Of Things
Information systems—from communications platforms to internet-connected devices—require both security and privacy safeguards to work successfully and protect users in our increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Toward these ends, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new draft revision of its widely used Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations. Developed by a joint task force consisting of representatives of the civil, defense and intelligence communities, the draft fifth revision of SP 800-53 (8.3 MB PDF, 494 pages) represents an ongoing effort to produce a unified information security framework for the federal government.