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Automation Support for Security Control Assessments, Volume 2: Hardware Asset Management



Kelley L. Dempsey, Paul Eavy, George Moore


The NISTIR 8011 volumes focus on each individual information security capability, adding tangible detail to the more general overview given in NISTIR 8011 Volume 1, and providing a template for transition to a detailed, NIST standards-compliant automated assessment. This document, Volume 2 of NISTIR 8011, addresses the Hardware Asset Management (HWAM) information security capability. The focus of the HWAM capability is to manage risk created by unmanaged devices on a network. Unmanaged devices are targets that attackers can use to gain and more easily maintain a persistent platform from which to attack the rest of the network.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8011, Volume 2
Report Number
8011, Volume 2


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Dempsey, K. , Eavy, P. and Moore, G. (2017), Automation Support for Security Control Assessments, Volume 2: Hardware Asset Management, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created June 6, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018