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Management Guide to the Protection of Information Resources



Cheryl Helsing, Marianne M. Swanson, Mary A. Todd


This guide introduces information systems security concerns and outlines the issues that must be addressed by all agency managers in meeting their responsibilities to protect information systems within their organizations. It describes essential components of an effective information resource protection process that applies to a stand alone personal computer or to a large data processing facility.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-170
Report Number


computer security, information resources management, risk management


Helsing, C. , Swanson, M. and Todd, M. (1989), Management Guide to the Protection of Information Resources, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 25, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1989, Updated October 12, 2021