NIST announces the final release of Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

Another example of how the lines have blurred between electronics that are counterfeit, fraudulent, tampered with, poorly made and many other descriptions of threats to product integrity…

“Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, represents the most comprehensive update to the security controls catalog since its inception in 2005. … This update was motivated principally by the expanding threat space—characterized by the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks and the operations tempo of adversaries (i.e., the frequency of such attacks, the professionalism of the attackers, and the persistence of targeting by attackers). …
“Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, provides a more holistic approach to information security and risk management by providing organizations with the breadth and depth of security controls necessary to fundamentally strengthen their information systems and the environments in which those systems operate—contributing to systems that are more resilient in the face of cyber attacks and other threats. This “Build It Right” strategy is coupled with a variety of security controls for “Continuous Monitoring” to give organizations near real-time information that is essential for senior leaders making ongoing risk-based decisions affecting their critical missions and business functions. …”

NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4
Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations April 2013
(Updated with Errata page May 7, 2013)


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