NIST official to announce new cyber security guidelines in Minnesota

Ron Ross

Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and leader of the Federal Information Security Management Act Implementation Project, will announce new draft cyber security guidelines at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday.

The guidelines are contained within “Special Publication 800-160, Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems.” They were written to help both private- and public-sector officials build more resilient IT infrastructures.

Ross is the principal architect of the NIST Risk Management Framework and leads the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Working Group, an effort to develop a unified information security framework for the federal government that includes NIST, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

Tuesday’s event, which runs from 7:30-9 a.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, is hosted by the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute, part of the University’s College of Science and Engineering.

Following the event, check Cyber Security Business for followup coverage of what was said.

 

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