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Support Tools

This section of the project website provides support tools and applications for the FISMA-related security standards and guidelines developed by NIST and federal agencies under the OMB Line of Business Initiative.

Security Control Databases

On-line Reference Database for NIST Special Publication 800-53 Security Controls

The NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 3 On-line Database contains the catalog of security controls from Appendix F and G of SP 800-53 Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (updated May. 23, 2010). This is the initial draft of the on-line SP 800-53 database that is intended to eventually replace the standalone 800-53 Rev 3 database application. In the future we intend to maintain the 800-53 database on-line, and overtime make enhancements and add capability to the on-line version such as exporting security control text into other popular data formats, and adding assessment procedures from Appendix F of SP 800-53A Guide for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations for the SP 800-53 security controls. This on-line database version has been developed primarily to help customers quickly and efficiently:

  • Browse the security controls, control enhancements, and supplemental guidance, including summarizing by control class, control family and control impact baseline; and
  • Search the security control catalog using user-specified keywords.

Comments would be appreciated on the draft 800-53 security control database regarding its content and any suggestions for improving its capability in serving as a reference tool for presenting NIST standards and guidelines information. Please send comments to sec-cert@nist.gov

Database Application for NIST Special Publication 800-53

The NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 3 Reference Database Application (updated May. 23, 2010) can be downloaded and contains the catalog of security controls from Appendix F and G of SP 800-53 Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. The database application has been developed primarily to help customers quickly and efficiently:

  • Browse the security controls, control enhancements, and supplemental guidance, including summarizing by control class, control family and control impact baseline;
  • Search the security control catalog using user-specified keywords; and
  • Export the security control-related information in the database application to other popular data formats (e.g., .dbf, .xls, .htm, .xml, .csv) that can be used in various tools and applications. The information in the database is read only and can be viewed or extracted, but cannot be updated or modified using this application. .

FISMA Management and Reporting Tools

OMB Security Line of Business Solutions

Department of Justice
Cyber Security Asset and Management (CSAM) Tool Kit