Computer Security Division
The Computer Security Division (CSD), a division of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is responsible for developing cybersecurity standards, guidelines, tests, and metrics for the protection of non-national security federal information systems. CSD’s standards, guidelines, tools and references are developed in an open, transparent, traceable and collaborative manner that enlists broad expertise from around the world. While developed for federal agency use, these resources are voluntarily adopted by other organizations because they are effective and accepted globally.
The need for cybersecurity standards, best practices, tools and references that also address interoperability, usability and privacy continue to be critical for the Nation. CSD aligns its resources to enable greater development and application of practical, innovative security technologies and methodologies that enhance our ability to address current and future computer and information security challenges. Our foundational research and applied cybersecurity programs continue to advance in many areas, including cryptography, automation, roots of trust, identity and access management, advanced security testing and measurement, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems, and public safety networks.
The division maintains a Computer Security Resource Center to provide access to NIST's cybersecurity- and information security-related projects, publications, news and events. CSRC supports stakeholders in government, industry and academia—both in the U.S. and internationally.
Division level Projects / Programs
- Biometrics Resource Center
- Information Security in the Systems Development Life Cycle
- Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)
- Testing Laboratories
For projects associated within groups of the Computer Security Division, please visit our group pages. A complete A-Z listing of projects in also available on the CSRC website.
News and Updates
Diane Honeycutt, Division Secretary
Division & CSRC Website Information:
Email Patrick O'Reilly
Division's Postal Address:
ITL - Computer Security Division
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8930
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930