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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

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

Put an End to Unplanned Outages
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one company's solutions to the critical issue of unplanned IT outages, ensuring maximum uptime and minimal losses in the event of a disruption.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cox Communications, Inc.

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

Achieving a Single View of the Citizen With Information Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how creating a single view of the citizen by consolidating and synchronizing data can empower government agencies to support enhanced, information-based decision-making, improve operational performance, and more.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development: The Role of Technology-Based Learning
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses leadership development and the role of technology-based learning in leadership development programs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Skillsoft

Modern Cyber Threats and Government Agencies
sponsored by M86 Security
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore how and why targeted attacks work, modern cyber attacks in the real world, the rise in public sector attacks, Web and email security solutions and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

M86 Security

Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was a dramatic action designed to quickly stimulate an economic recovery in the United States. This SAP Executive Insight examines some of the major challenges agencies face with respect to this stimulus plan. It describes how governments can transform their organization to devote more resources..
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 05 Jun 2009

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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