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NIST SP 800-50

Building an Information Technology Security Awareness and Training Program

Date Published: October 2003

Planning Note (09/21/2021):

NIST is requesting feedback on the potential consolidation of SP 800-16 with SP 800-50, as SP 800-50 Revision 1, Building a Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness and Training Program (proposed title). 

Submit your comments by November 5, 2021. See the SP 800-50 Call for Comments for more details and instructions for submitting comments.


Mark Wilson (NIST), Joan Hash (NIST)



Awareness; certification; design; develop; education; implement; maintain; metrics; training
Control Families

Awareness and Training; Contingency Planning; Incident Response


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Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-50 Rev. 1 (Draft)

Document History:
10/01/03: SP 800-50 (Final)


Security and Privacy

audit & accountability, awareness training & education

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