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Keith A. Stouffer (Fed)

Keith Stouffer has been at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 1989, focusing on industrial control system security since 2000. Keith is the Group Leader of the Networked Control Systems Group, Smart Connected Systems in the Communications Technology Laboratory. Keith leads the Operational Technology Security Project, working jointly with the NIST Information Technology Laboratory, in cooperation with the public and private sector community, to develop specific guidance on the application of NIST security standards and guidelines to operational technology systems. Keith is the lead author of Special Publication 800-82 Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security, which provides guidance for the public and private sectors on how to secure industrial control systems while addressing their unique performance, reliability and safety requirements. Keith has also been active in the private sector standards community, providing input to the ISA99, IEC 62443 and NERC CIP security standards.


2021 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for development and dissemination of the first detailed cybersecurity guidelines specifically for protecting small and medium-sized manufacturers.

2020 Department of Commerce Gold Medal for development of internationally adopted cybersecurity guidelines and tools that protect critical infrastructure and critical industrial processes.

2013 Gov30 Top Security Professionals Award

2007 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal

2006 Department of Commerce Gold Medal



Guide to Operational Technology (OT) Security

Keith A. Stouffer, Michael Pease, CheeYee Tang, Timothy Zimmerman, Victoria Yan Pillitteri, Suzanne Lightman, Adam Hahn, Stephanie Saravia, Aslam Sherule, Michael Thompson
This document provides guidance on how to secure operational technology (OT) while addressing their unique performance, reliability, and safety requirements. OT
Created July 30, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022