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ITL Bulletin

Rethinking Security Through Systems Security Engineering

Date Published: December 2016


Ron Ross (NIST), Larry Feldman (G2), Gregory Witte (G2)



assurance; implementation; integration; protection needs; resiliency; risk management; risk treatment; security architecture; security requirements; stakeholder; system-of-systems; system element; system life cycle; systems; systems engineering; systems security engineering; trustworthiness
Control Families

None selected


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Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-160

Document History:
12/21/16: ITL Bulletin (Final)


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