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Release of NIST Special Publication 800-53A, Revision 4, Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations

Published

Author(s)

Kelley L. Dempsey, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte

Abstract

NIST has published an updated version of Special Publication (SP) 800-53A, Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations. SP 800-53A provides guidelines for building effective security assessment plans and procedures for assessing the effectiveness of security controls employed in federal information systems and organizations. This updated version (Revision 4) contains significant changes to the 2010 version, in both content and format.
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ITL Bulletin -

Keywords

assessment, assurance, E-Government Act, FISMA, Privacy Act, privacy controls, privacy requirements, Risk Management Framework, security controls, security requirements

Citation

Dempsey, K. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2015), Release of NIST Special Publication 800-53A, Revision 4, Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=917886 (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created January 29, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017