NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It’s called the “Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments,” and it’s been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NIST said the guide is a thorough update of a version published in 2002. The new version, also called Special Publication 800-30, takes into account how complicated the cybersecurity scene has become.

It also outlines a three-step process for conducting a risk assessment and keeping it up to date.

Online Chat: Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS, on March 28.

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