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About CSRC and NIST Cybersecurity

This CSRC website guides users to NIST resources on computer, cyber, and information security and privacy.

Its content includes publications, projects, research, news and events from the NIST Information Technology Laboratory's (ITL) two security divisions: Computer Security Division (CSD) and Applied Cybersecurity Division (ACD).

CSRC also provides pointers to complementary NIST security websites for ACD programs, including the Cybersecurity Framework, NCCoE, and NSTIC.

Computer Security Division
Applied Cybersecurity Division

The Computer Security Division (CSD) conducts the research, development and outreach necessary to provide standards and guidelines, mechanisms, tools, metrics and practices to protect the U.S.'s information and information systems.

CSD comprises the following groups:

The Applied Cybersecurity Division (ACD) implements practical cybersecurity and privacy through outreach and the effective application of standards and best practices necessary for the U.S. to adopt cybersecurity capabilities.

ACD comprises the following groups:

Cryptographic Technology

Secure Systems and Applications

Security Components and Mechanisms

Security Outreach and Integration

Security Testing, Validation, and Measurement

Trusted Identity Initiative

Cybersecurity and Privacy Applications

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)

Directory of CSD and ACD Staff