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NIST to Develop Software Best Practices Based on Stakeholder Input, Existing Framework; Kevin Stine Quoted

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Kevin Stine
Kevin Stine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will use an existing document and input from stakeholders to develop best practices in response to an executive order on cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Executive Order 14028 tasks NIST to inform how the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would guide federal software procurements.

The Biden Administration issued the order in response to breaches that stemmed from a cyber attack against information technology company SolarWinds, which provides services to the U.S. government.

NIST asked stakeholders for input on software development best practices and hosted a workshop to foster discussion on the topic. The agency will apply gathered input to further build on an existing white paper published in April.

"We are going to try to leverage and expand where appropriate the NIST secure software development framework, which has strong relationships and pointers and leverages many of the great existing industry practices in secure software development,” Kevin Stine, who leads NIST’s applied cybersecurity division, said at the workshop.

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