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2019 NIST/ITL Cybersecurity Program Annual Report



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


During Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019), from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019, the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Cybersecurity and Privacy Program successfully responded to numerous challenges and opportunities in security and privacy. This annual report highlights the FY 2019 research agenda and activities for the ITL Cybersecurity and Privacy Program, including: the ongoing participation and development of international standards; the enhancement of privacy and security risk management models, including those for the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI), systems engineering and cyber resiliency, supply chains, and mobile technologies; the continued advancement of cryptographic technologies, including updates to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, and preparation for post-quantum cryptographic methods; and improved infrastructure protection in areas such as zero trust architectures and advanced networking security. NIST maintained a strong focus on supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including updates to the Small Business Cybersecurity Corner website to make resources easier to find and use, and drawing on contributed cybersecurity resources and feedback received from federal partners and the public.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-211
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O'Reilly, P. , Rigopoulos, K. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2020), 2019 NIST/ITL Cybersecurity Program Annual Report, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed October 18, 2021)
Created August 23, 2020, Updated August 24, 2020