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[ISN] NIST seeks input on security guide
By Reid Davenport
July 05, 2013
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a request
for information for a new guide on how to respond more quickly to security
breaches. The guide, "Computer Security Incident Coordination," is aimed
at improving communication between response teams.
"Even though government and industry defend their information systems
against hackers, attacks are sometimes successful," NIST officials said in
a statement. "When that happens, speed is of the essence."
The new publication "will supply guidance, methodologies, procedures and
processes to cut response time and limit information loss when multiple
organizations are involved," they added.
Among other things, the guide seeks to answer the question of when someone
should share potentially sensitive information in the course of dealing
with security threats, said Lee Badger, a group manager at NIST. Although
some highly sensitive information cannot be shared under any
circumstances, he said officials still need to consider many variables
before sharing less sensitive information.
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