NIST Publishes Updated Security and Privacy Controls Guidance for Information Systems and Organizations

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released updated guidance on Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations (NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5).

This is the first time that NIST has updated the guidance since 2013 and is a complete renovation rather than a minor update. NIST explained that the updated guidance will “provide a solid foundation for protecting organizations and systems—including the personal privacy of individuals—well into the 21st century.”

The updated guidance is the result of years of effort “to develop the first comprehensive catalog of security and privacy controls that can be used to manage risk for organizations of any sector and size, and all types of systems—from super computers to industrial control systems to Internet of Things (IoT) devices.”

This is the first control catalog to be released worldwide that includes...

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