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DEFINITION: The NIST 800 Series is a set of documents that describe United States federal government computer security policies, procedures and guidelines. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is a unit of the Commerce Department. The documents are available free of charge, and can be useful to businesses and educational institutions, as well as to government agencies.NIST 800 Series publications  … 
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NIST White Papers (View All Report Types)
 
Cloud Computing: Business Benefits With Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives
sponsored by ISACA
WHITE PAPER: This paper clarifies what cloud computing is, identifies the services offered in the cloud, and also examines potential business benefits, risks, and assurance considerations. Read on to learn more about cloud computing from security, governance, and assuarance perspectives.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

ISACA

DNSSEC - Secure DNS For Government
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: This document examines the standards and guidelines as outlined by NIST, and demonstrates the ways in which BlueCat Network’s DNS solution address these guidelines.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

BlueCat

High Performance, High Capacity 2048/4096-bit SSL Offload
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains the need for secure socket layer (SSL) offloading in order to reduce added pressure on central processing units (CPUs) from 4096-bit keys.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

A10 Networks

ComputerWeekly Special Report: Government’s digital strategy could cut red tape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access the following special report on the public interest to uncover how the government plans on harnessing digital technology to make public services more efficient and generate significant cost savings. Read on to learn how this initiative may affect you in the near future.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Breaking Geographical Barriers in Government with Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how desktop virtualization can help organizations – specifically government institutions - move application processing from a physical desktop to the data center in order to fulfill the “anywhere, anytime” demands of mobile employees.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Cloud IT: The Impact of Cloud Supply Chain Platforms on the Role of IT
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about the impact of cloud supply chain platforms on the role of IT and how you can better prepare your team for the challenges they may face.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Guard Data In Government Environments by Implementing Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a cost-effective automated diagnostics and mitigation security solution that offers continuous protection and is easily integrated with existing systems.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Real Time Endpoint Compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore an endpoint management solution that will help federal agencies continuously monitor, manage, and detect vulnerabilities across their critical networks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Get a Better Handle on Unspent Funds
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper details SAP's range of public sector solutions, designed specifically to assist government agencies in proactively monitoring their current and future spending. Learn how to get a better handle on unspent funds such as unliquidated obligations (ULOs) by drilling into layers of data to create accurate reports and projections in real time.
Posted: 29 Jun 2012 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

SAP America, Inc.
 
 
NIST DEFINITION (continued): … The NIST 800 Series is a set of documents that describe United States federal government computer security policies, procedures and guidelines. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is a unit of the Commerce Department. The documents are available free of charge, and can be useful to businesses and educational institutions, as well as to government agencies.NIST 800 Series publications evolved as a result of exhaustive research into workable and cost-effective methods for optimizing the security of information technology (IT) systems and networks in a proactive manner. The publications cover all NIST-recommended procedures and criteria for assessing and documenting threats and vulnerabilities and for implementing security measures to minimize the risk of adverse events. The publications can be useful as guidelines for enforcement of security rules and as legal references in case of litigation involving security issues.
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