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Access Control Policy Testing ACPT
Access control systems are among the most critical security components. Faulty policies, misconfigurations, or flaws in software implementation can result in serious vulnerabilities. The specification of access control policies is often a challenging problem. Often a system’s privacy and security are compromised due to the misconfiguration of access control policies instead of the failure of cryptographic primitives or protocols. This problem becomes increasingly severe as software systems...
Algorithms for Intrusion Measurement AIM
The Algorithms for Intrusion Measurement (AIM) project furthers measurement science in the area of algorithms used in the field of intrusion detection. The team focuses on both new detection metrics and measurements of scalability (more formally algorithmic complexity). This analysis is applied to different phases of the detection lifecycle to include pre-emptive vulnerability analysis, initial attack detection, alert impact, alert aggregation/correlation, and compact log storage. In performing...
Bugs Framework BF
[Redirect to: https://samate.nist.gov/BF/] The Bugs Framework (BF) organizes software weaknesses (bugs) into distinct classes, such as Buffer Overflow (BOF), Injection (INJ), and Control of Interaction Frequency (CIF). Each BF class has an accurate and precise definition and comprises: Level (high or low) that identifies the fault as language-related or semantic; Attributes that identify the software fault; Causes that bring about the fault; Consequences the fault could lead to; and Sites in...
Continuous Monitoring ConMon
To advance the state of the art in continuous monitoring capabilities and to further interoperability within commercially available tools, the Computer Security Division is working within the international standards development community to establish working groups and to author and comment on emerging technical standards in this area. The CAESARS-FE reference architecture will evolve as greater consensus is developed around interoperable, standards-based approaches that enable continuous...
Cyber Threat Information Sharing CTIS
The Computer Security Division is working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop guidance on Computer Security Incident Coordination (CSIC). The goal of CSIC is to help diverse collections of organizations to effectively collaborate in the handling of computer security incidents. Effective collaboration raises numerous issues on how and when to share information between organizations, and in what form information should be shared. Because different organizations may have...
Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management C-SCRM
NEW! Request for Information | Evaluating and Improving NIST Cybersecurity Resources: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management  --> Latest updates: NIST Cybersecurity SCRM Fact Sheet (05/12/22) NIST updates Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Systems and Organizations guidance in NIST SP 800-161r1, which also helps fulfill NIST's responsibilities under E.O. 14028. (05/05/22) See the comments received from 132 organizations and...
Multi-Cloud Security Public Working Group MCSPWG
Cloud computing has become the core accelerator of US Government digital business transformation. NIST is establishing a Multi-Cloud Security Public Working Group (MCSPWG) to research best practices for securing complex cloud solutions involving multiple service providers and multiple clouds.   The White House Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity highlights that “the Federal Government needs to make bold changes and significant investments in order to defend the vital...
NCCoE | Data Security
[Redirect to https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/data-security] The Data Security program at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has produced guidance for both data integrity and data confidentiality. Each will consist of a series of publications that work together to identify, protect, detect, respond to, and recover from critical events.
Ransomware Protection and Response
Thanks for helping shape our ransomware guidance! We've published the final NISTIR 8374, Ransomware Risk Management: A Cybersecurity Framework Profile and the Quick Start Guide: Getting Started with Cybersecurity Risk Management | Ransomware. Thanks for attending our July 14th Virtual Workshop on Preventing and Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Cyber Events. Please watch the recording HERE. Our new resources on tips and tactics for preparing your organization for ransomware...