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NIST Releases NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8011, Automation Support for Security Control Assessments (volume 1 and 2)
June 15, 2017

NIST is pleased to announce the final publication of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8011, Automation Support for Security Control Assessments, Volumes 1 and 2. This NISTIR represents a joint effort between NIST and the Department of Homeland Security to provide an operational approach for automating security control assessments in order to facilitate information security continuous monitoring (ISCM), ongoing assessment, and ongoing security authorizations in a way that is consistent with the NIST Risk Management Framework overall and the guidance in NIST SPs 800-53 and 800-53A in particular.

NISTIR 8011 will ultimately consist of 13 volumes. Volume 1 introduces the general approach to automating security control assessments, 12 ISCM security capabilities, and terms and concepts common to all 12 capabilities. Volume 2 provides details specific to the hardware asset management security capability.

Link to Volume 1
Link to Volume 2

Created June 15, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020