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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

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

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

Solving Security Challenges for Government Cloud-Based IT Environments
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Faced with tigher budgets, the federal government is also moving into cloud technology. Access this white paper to explore how new technologies are enabling the government to address unique security concerns while reaping cloud benefits.
Posted: 30 Dec 2011 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Red Hat

World War C: Understanding Nation-State Motives Behind Today’s Advanced Cyber Attacks
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the unique characteristics of cyber-attack campaigns waged by governments worldwide.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

Taking the fear out of bringing Government Systems online
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: People are quickly navigating to a more mobile environment and many individuals are urging government agencies to develop online services. In the past, certain aspects of online sharing have caused government agencies to hesitate, but this white paper helps outline some of the benefits of online systems.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 24 Jul 2012

IBM

Critical Technologies for Compliance and Risk Management
sponsored by Siperian, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Due to the financial meltdown in the mortgage-backed securities industry, new compliance requirements will be implemented. Read this paper to find out how organizations can ensure compliance with stricter regulations and manage risk appropriately so the business does not slip into non-compliance resulting in negative publicity or punitive fines.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 20 Feb 2009

Siperian, Inc.

Out of the Cubicle and into the Field - Mobility Matters in Extending Public Service Delivery
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This paper from the Center for Digital Government explores the drivers and benefits for going mobile in the public sector. It also includes success stories from early adopters, as well as suggestions for getting started.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

BlackBerry

Working Together To Improve Strategic Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals compelling examples of how organizations foster collaboration between finance and IT to ensure successful strategic planning.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

The 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Employee
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the 7 skills essential to employee success and how to keep your employees productive and satisfied.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Skillsoft
 
 
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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