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Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC)

The Computer Security Division's (CSD) Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) facilitates broad sharing of information security tools and practices, provides a resource for information security standards and guidelines, and identifies key security web resources to support users in industry, government, and academia.

CSRC is the primary gateway for gaining access to NIST computer security publications, standards, and guidelines plus other useful security-related information.



January 23, 2015
Special Publication 800-57, Part 3, Revision 1, Recommendation for Key Management, Part 3: Application-Specific Key Management Guidance has been approved as final.

January 23, 2015
Second Public Draft NISTIR 7977, NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process, is available for review and public comment
Comments Deadline:
March 27, 2015

January 23, 2015
NISTIR 8018, Public Safety Mobile Application Security Requirements Workshop Summary, has been finalized and is now available (click here to see the announcement for this document)

December 19, 2014
Special Publication 800-157, Guidelines for Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials has been approved as final

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CSD Security Events

Cybersecurity for Direct Digital Manufacturing Symposium
February 3, 2015
NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Workshop on Upcoming Special Publications Supporting FIPS 201-2
March 3-4, 2015
NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

2015 FISSEA Conference
March 24-25, 2015
NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

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Draft Publications Request for Comments Deadlines:

February 9, 2015
Draft NISTIR 7621 Revision 1, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals

February 18, 2015
Draft Special Publication 800-152, A Profile for U.S. Federal Cryptographic Key Management Systems

March 27, 2015
Second Public Draft NISTIR 7977, NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process