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Baseline Tailor



Joshua Lubell


Baseline Tailor is an innovative web application for users of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and Special Publication (SP) 800-53. Baseline Tailor makes the information in these widely referenced publications easily accessible to both security professionals and downstream software by addressing the following barriers: Complexity of the rules for tailoring SP 800-53 security controls, Differences in the Framework's and SP 800-53 organizational approach, and Lack of a computer-readable data format for representing tailored security controls. The NIST Engineering Laboratory's Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems project used Baseline Tailor to help develop a Cybersecurity Framework profile for the manufacturing environment. This "manufacturing profile" uses guidance from NIST SP 800-53 and from NIST SP 800-82 Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security to provide manufacturers with a roadmap for reducing cybersecurity risk.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -


cybersecurity framework, security control, user interface, industrial control system


Lubell, J. (2018), Baseline Tailor, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created June 26, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018