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Feds to push new set of security controls

To bolster information systems security, the federal government is pushing to have civilian agencies, such as the Department of Agriculture, follow new regulations based on practices at the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency. The proposed regulations are laid out in a 238-page document, “Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems,” issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week. The document details steps that civilian agencies must take to protect software, hardware and network resources, including physical security, personnel training and review, auditing and disaster recovery. Full Story

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