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An Introduction to Information Security



Michael Nieles, Kelley L. Dempsey, Victoria Y. Pillitteri


Organizations rely heavily on the use of information technology (IT) products and services to run their day-to-day activities. Ensuring the security of these products and services is of the utmost importance for the success of the organization. This publication provides an introduction to the information security principles organizations may leverage in order to understand the information security needs of their respective systems.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-12 Rev. 1
Report Number
800-12 Rev. 1


assurance, computer security, information security, introduction, risk management, security controls, security requirements


Nieles, M. , Dempsey, K. and Pillitteri, V. (2017), An Introduction to Information Security, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created June 22, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018