NIST updates draft security guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new draft of its guide for assessing the effectiveness of security controls in federal information systems. The assessment requirements presented in this latest draft are intended to make compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act easier and more efficient and ultimately to produce better computer and information security for the federal government, said Ron Ross, NIST's FISMA Implementation Project leader.

To download a copy, go to GCN.com/789. Comments should be e-mailed to sec-cert@nist.gov before July 31.

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