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NIST IR 8011 Vol. 1

Automation Support for Security Control Assessments: Volume 1: Overview

Date Published: June 2017

Planning Note (02/22/2023):

The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) team seeks feedback on our NIST IR 8011 series publications and their use.

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Kelley Dempsey (NIST), Paul Eavy (DHS), George Moore (APL)



assessment; assessment boundary; assessment method; authorization boundary; automated security control assessment; automation; capability; continuous diagnostics and mitigation; information security continuous monitoring; dashboard; defect; defect check; desired state specification; ISCM dashboard; mitigation; ongoing assessment; root cause analysis; security automation; security capability; security control; security control assessment; actual state; security control item
Control Families

Audit and Accountability; Assessment, Authorization and Monitoring; Risk Assessment


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Supplemental Material:
None available

Publication Volumes:
IR 8011 Vol. 2
IR 8011 Vol. 3
IR 8011 Vol. 4

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-53A Rev. 4
SP 800-53 Rev. 4

Document History:
02/02/16: IR 8011 Vol. 1 (Draft)
06/06/17: IR 8011 Vol. 1 (Final)