NIST Developed Processes for Securing IT Systems Improve Effectiveness

March, 2003


The National Institute of Standards and Technology developed guidelines for certifying and accrediting the security of IT systems. The completeness of these procedures and their suitability for systems of any size make them useful tools for managers to apply toward the protection of their systems. The risk assessment methodologies and verification procedures can be tailored to fit within the budgets of any mission-critical application.