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National Institute of Standards and Technology Publishes New Guidance on Privacy Controls

NIST Privacy/Cyber Risk & Data Security

Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security

On December 16, the NIST announced the release of its new guidance on assessing the security and privacy safeguards for federal information systems and organizations. The updated guidance will be used by government IT security professionals to “assess a wide range of software configurations, physical security measures and operating procedures meant to safeguard information systems from both chance failures and hostile attacks.” The new guidance complements the NIST’s Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations catalogue.

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