Karen A. Scarfone, Daniel R. Benigni, Timothy Grance
The goal of cyber security standards is to improve the security of information technology (IT) systems, networks, and critical infrastructures. A cyber security standard defines both functional and assurance requirements within a product, system, process, or technology environment. Well-developed cyber security standards enable consistency among product developers and serve as a reliable metric for purchasing security products. Cyber security standards cover a broad range of granularity, from the mathematical definition of a cryptographic algorithm to the specification of security features in a Web browser, and are typically implementation-independent. A standard must address user needs, but must also be practical since cost and technological limitations must be considered in building products to meet the standard. Additionally, a standard s requirements must be verifiable; otherwise, users cannot assess security even when products are tested against the standard.
Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security
, Benigni, D.
and Grance, T.
Cyber Security Standards, Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=152153
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