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Security Outreach and Integration Group

Welcome

The U.S. economy, citizens, and government rely on information technology (IT), so the protection of IT and the information infrastructure is critical. Security Outreach and Integration Group (SOIG) leverages broad cybersecurity and risk management expertise to develop, integrate, and promote security standards, guidelines, tools, technologies, methodologies, tests, and measurements to address cybersecurity needs in many areas of national and international importance.

The SOIG collaborates with stakeholders to address cybersecurity considerations in many diverse program areas, including the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) supply chain, Smart Grid, Electronic Voting, Cyber Physical and Industrial Control Systems, Health Information Technology, and the National Public Safety Broadband Network. The group produces standards and guidelines through the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) implementation program to help federal agencies build strong cybersecurity risk management programs. In each of these program areas, the group extends outreach to stakeholders across federal, state, and local governments; industry; academia; small businesses; and the public. The SOIG also leads several broad cybersecurity awareness, training, education, and outreach efforts, including the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the Federal Computer Security Managers’ Forum, and the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA).

Key to the group’s success is the ability to interact with a broad constituency to ensure that SOIG’s program is consistent with national objectives related to or impacted by information security. Through open and transparent public engagement, collaboration, and cooperation, the group works to address critical cybersecurity challenges, enable greater U.S. industrial competitiveness, and facilitate the practical implementation of scalable and sustainable information security standards and practices.

Programs/Projects

Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)—The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) was originally created by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (P.L. 100-235) as the Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board. As …

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project—The FISMA Implementation Project was established in January 2003 to produce several key security standards and guidelines required by Congressional legislation. These publications include FIPS 199, …

Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA)—The Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA), founded in 1987, is an organization run by and for information systems security professionals to assist federal agencies in …

Small Business Corner (SBC)—The Small Business Corner outreach began as a partnership in 2001. The target audience is the 25+ million small businesses in the United States. The small business community uses computers and …

Federal Computer Security Program Managers' Forum (Forum)—The Federal Computer Security Program Managers' Forum is an informal group sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to promote the sharing of information system …

Program Review for Information Security Management Assistance (PRISMA)—The Program Review for Information Security Management Assistance (PRISMA) includes many review options and incorporates guidelines contained in Special Publication 800-53, Recommended Security …

Awareness, Training, Education (ATE) and Professional Development—This site is an organized set of links to business, college, and university websites that contain information security awareness, training, education, certificate, and certification information and …

 
Contact

General Information:
Jon Boyens, Acting Group Manager
Phone: 301-975-5549
Email:jon.boyens@nist.gov

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8930
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930