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Computer Security Division

Welcome

The Computer Security Division (CSD), a component of NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), provides standards and technology to protect information systems against threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and services.

During Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013), CSD successfully responded to numerous challenges and opportunities
in fulfilling its mission. CSD carried out a diverse research agenda and participated in many national priority initiatives, leading to the development and implementation of high-quality, cost-effective security and privacy mechanisms that improved information security across the federal government and throughout the national and international information security community.

In FY2013, CSD continued to develop standards, metrics, tests, and validation programs to promote, measure, and validate the security in information systems and services. Recognizing the potential benefits of more automation in technical security operations. The CSD also continued to work closely with federal agencies to improve their understanding and implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) to protect their information and information systems. CSD supported a major intelligence community and national security community initiative to build a unified framework for information security across the federal government. This initiative is expected to result in greater standardization and more consistent and cost-effective security for all federal information systems.

These are just some of the highlights of the CSD program during FY2013. You may obtain more information about CSD’s programs at http://csrc.nist.gov or by contacting any of the CSD experts noted in the 2012 Computer Security Division's Annual Report. If interested in participating in any CSD challenges – whether current or future – please contact any of the listed CSD experts.

A-to-Z List of Programs, Projects and Research

Conferences and Events
2014 NICE Conference
November 5-6, 2014

The 2012 Computer Security Division Annual Report (Special Publication 800-165) is now available.

To learn more about our division, please visit our Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) website at http://csrc.nist.gov/

 

Contact

General Information:
Diane Honeycutt, Division Secretary
Phone: 301-975-8443
Fax: 301-975-8670

Division & CSRC Website Information:
Email Patrick O'Reilly  -OR- Judy Barnard

Division's Postal Address:
NIST
ITL - Computer Security Division
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8930
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930