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Recent Publications

The NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Program develops and maintains an extensive collection of standards, guidelines, recommendations, and research on the security and privacy of information and information systems. This catalog includes the following NIST technical publication series:

FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards
Security standards. Learn more
SP NIST Special Publications
Guidelines, technical specifications, recommendations and reference materials, comprising multiple sub-series:
SP 800   Computer security  Learn more
SP 1800   Cybersecurity practice guides  Learn more
SP 500   Information technology (only pubs on cybersecurity and privacy)
IR NIST Interagency or Internal Reports (NIST IR)
Reports of research findings, including background information for FIPS and SPs. The subset IRs listed here are related to the NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Program.
CSWP NIST Cybersecurity White Papers
General white papers, thought pieces, and official cybersecurity- and privacy-related papers not published as a FIPS, SP, or IR.
Project Descriptions Project Descriptions from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).
ITL Bulletin NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Bulletins (1990-2020)
Monthly overviews of NIST's security and privacy publications, programs and projects.

Other publications in this catalog are from the following NIST technical series:
 
AI Artificial Intelligence: AI series reports that are focused on cybersecurity and privacy.
Also see the NIST Trustworty & Responsible AI Resource Center
GCR Grant/Contract Reports: Work perfromed solely by an external person/organization under a grant or contract with NIST.
TN Technical Notes: Studies or reports that are very restrictive in their treatment of a subject. 

Find more of our research in: Journal Articles, Conference Papers, Books, and Other miscellaneous papers. More of these publications from before 2008 will be added to this database.

See NIST Publications for additional Cybersecurity Publications

More info:
- Translations are available for some publications.
- Download a spreadsheet (XLSX) of current (draft and final) FIPS, SPs, NISTIRs, ITL Bulletins, and CSWPs.
- RSS/Atom and JSON feeds for Draft Publications Open for Comment.
- Learn about Digital Object Identifiers (DOI).
- ​See the Crypto Publication Review Project for current reviews of numerous cryptography standards, recommendations, and guidelines.

Inclusive language. We recognize that some NIST publications contain potentially biased terminology. As we revise publications, we are reviewing and editing that language based on NIST’s inclusive language guidance. New publications in development will also follow that guidance.

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