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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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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

The Six Critical Skills for Leading Complex Federal Projects
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Managing a project within a government entity can be difficult with the sheer magnitude of the red tape involved. There are, however, several steps that you can take as a project manager to get ahead of the curve and anticipate previously unforeseen risks and issues with your project team.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Social Media in Government: 5 Key Considerations
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Government agencies have begun to follow private-sector companies in leveraging social media, but may still have questions regarding the tools, processes, and organizational changes required to make social media work. This informative resource details the five top considerations for government agencies looking to deploy social media strategies.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Did North Korea Rob Bangladesh Bank?
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Learn about North Korea's plausible involvement in the 2016 Bangladesh Bank theft. Discover the reasons for it, the actors behind the cyber thefts and the tools they could have used to carry out their malicious mission.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

Continuous monitoring, remediation and CyberScope reporting
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an automated tool that can help government agencies gain and maintain key security compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Cut Government Spending Intelligently
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines how public sector organizations can boost performance, reduce fraud and do more with less with the latest budget and cost analysis software. Read on to learn how leading government agencies are capitalizing on the latest SAP public sector solutions to streamline operations and improve accountability and transparency.
Posted: 29 Jun 2012 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Deploy Real-time Operational Detection and Prevention to Combat Various Threats and Fraud.
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: When you understand people and their names in context and in real time, you have an increased capability to preempt threats and fraud. Find out what you can do to help protect your business.
Posted: 13 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

IBM Software Group

Building Solutions For Smarter Governments: Six Ways to Increase Responsiveness, Service Quality, Accountability and Taxpayer Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how smarter government means making operations and services truly citizen-centric, integrating their service delivery, coordinating programs and allowing a choice of access channels, as well as placing the most needed transactions on the Web.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

IBM
 
 
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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