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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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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

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

Breaking Geographical Barriers in Government with Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Dell
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

Resolving the Catch-22 of UC&C in Regulated Environments
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why organizations in regulated sectors like finance, government, and healthcare have a different set of requirements for cloud-based unified communications and collaboration services, and introduces a suite of email and collaboration tools that meets these needs.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dimension Data

How Cisco Helped Pinellas County, FL to Integrate Wired and Wireless Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Cisco helped Pinellas County, Florida to deliver unified wired and wireless services with bring-your-own-device convenience to all 111 buildings in 53 locations throughout the county.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Enterprise Content Management for Transforming Government
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this issue brief by Center for Digital Government to learn how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the County of San Diego are improving service delivery by managing information electronically.  What benefits could ECM bring to your agency?
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

EMC Corporation

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

Reduce Federal Infrastructure Risk with Compliance Management and Situational Awareness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features holistic information and network security tools that help federal agencies meet strict compliance mandates.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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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