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NIST issues security drafts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology last week released drafts of two security publications to help agencies define the levels of security necessary for different types of information systems and establish or fine-tune processes for handling security incidents. The final draft of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 199, “Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems,” is the first step in a series of standards, guidelines and requirements mandated under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002. The standard, released Sept. 17, outlines ways to link different types of federal information and systems, and the risks each faces. NIST will later tie this to guidance for the appropriate level of security, depending on the assigned level of risk. Full Story

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