NIST releases final update to standards central to DOD cyber certification program

By Rick Weber  
February 21, 2020 at 4:12 PM
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued final revisions to its cybersecurity standards for protecting "controlled unclassified information" by defense and other federal contractors. The revisions to NIST Special Publication 800-171 mark a significant milestone for implementing the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, issued last month and based on the NIST standards. Also, the final revised document issued today is the first update to the widely used NIST standards issued in 2018. "The requirements apply to all...

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