Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security
Resource Center

SP 800-12

An Introduction to Computer Security: the NIST Handbook

Date Published: October 1995

Withdrawn: June 22, 2017

Superseded By: SP 800-12 Rev. 1 (June 2017)


Barbara Guttman (NIST), Edward Roback (NIST)



Computer security; guidance; IT security; security controls
Control Families

Access Control; Audit and Accountability; Awareness and Training; Security Assessment and Authorization; Configuration Management; Contingency Planning; Identification and Authentication; Incident Response; Maintenance; Media Protection; Personnel Security; Physical and Environmental Protection; Planning; Risk Assessment; System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity; System and Services Acquisition;


SP 800-12 (DOI)
Local Download

Supplemental Material:
None available


Security and Privacy
general security & privacy

Laws and Regulations
OMB Circular A-130