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2017 NIST/ITL Cybersecurity Program: Annual Report



Patrick D. O'Reilly, Kristina G. Rigopoulos, Gregory A. Witte, Larry Feldman


Title III of the E-Government Act of 2002, entitled the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, requires NIST to prepare an annual public report on activities undertaken in the previous year, and planned for the coming year, to carry out responsibilities under this law. The primary goal of the NIST s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Cybersecurity Program, is to provide standards and technology that protects information systems against threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and services. During Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017), ITL Cybersecurity Program successfully responded to numerous challenges and opportunities in fulfilling that mission. Through ITL's diverse research agenda and engagement in many national priority initiatives, high-quality, cost-effective security and privacy mechanisms were developed and applied that improved information security across the Federal Government and the greater information security community. This annual report highlights the research agenda and activities in which ITL Cybersecurity Program was engaged during FY 2017.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-203
Report Number


annual report, Information Technology Laboratory, ITL Cybersecurity Program, Computer Security Division, CSD, Applied Cybersecurity Division, ACD, cybersecurity, information security, Federal Information Security Management Act, FISMA, Information Access Division, IAD, Advanced Network Technologies Division, ANTD, Software and Systems Division, SSD, program accomplishments


O'Reilly, P. , Rigopoulos, K. , Witte, G. and Feldman, L. (2018), 2017 NIST/ITL Cybersecurity Program: Annual Report, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created September 18, 2018, Updated January 27, 2020