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NIST Revises Information Security Publication; Ron Ross Quoted

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Ron Ross
Ron Ross

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to update guidance on operational and asset cybersecurity.

NIST said Monday it listed hundreds of system protection measures, services and products in the fifth revision of the publication titled "Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations."

The new revision tackles privacy, supply chain and state-of-the-practice controls.

The agency seeks public feedback as it revises the document after the last update seven years ago. The guidance covers all types of cyber-affected systems including internet of things devices and industrial control systems.

“Our objective is to make the information systems we depend on more resistant to cyberattacks,” said NIST Fellow Ron Ross, who also contributed author duties to the publication.

Interested parties may submit comments on the publication through May 15.