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IT Asset Management : Financial Services



James M. Banoczi


While a physical asset management system can tell you the location of a computer, it cannot answer questions like, “What operating systems are our laptops running?” and “Which devices are vulnerable to the latest threat?” An effective IT asset management (ITAM) solution can tie together physical and virtual assets and provide management with a complete picture of what, where, and how assets are being used. ITAM enhances visibility for security analysts, which leads to better asset utilization and security. This NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide provides a reference build of an ITAM solution. The build contains descriptions of the architecture, all products used in the build and their individual configurations. Additionally, this guide provides a mapping of each product to multiple relevant security standards. While the reference solution was demonstrated with a certain suite of products, the guide does not endorse these products in particular. Instead, it presents the characteristics and capabilities that an organization’s security experts can use to identify similar standards-based products that can be integrated quickly and cost- effectively with a financial service company's existing tools and infrastructure.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1800-5
Report Number


cybersecurity, physical security, personnel security, operational security, financial sector, asset management, information technology asset management (ITAM), information technology


Banoczi, J. (2018), IT Asset Management : Financial Services, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created September 7, 2018, Updated January 27, 2020