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NIST Releases Draft Special Publication 800-193, Platform Firmware Resiliency Guidelines, for Public Comment
May 30, 2017

NIST announces the public comment release of Draft Special Publication 800-193, Platform Firmware Resiliency Guidelines. The platform is a collection of fundamental hardware and firmware components needed to boot and operate a computer system. This document provides technical guidelines and recommendations supporting resiliency of platform firmware and data against potentially destructive attacks.  These draft guidelines promote resiliency in the platform by describing security mechanisms for protecting the platform against unauthorized changes, detecting unauthorized changes that occur, and secure recovery from attacks. This document is intended to guide implementers, including system manufacturers and and component suppliers, on how to use these mechanisms to build a strong security foundation into platforms.

Email comments to: sp800-193comments@nist.gov
Comments due by: July 14, 2017

Created May 31, 2017, Updated June 05, 2017