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[ISN] NIST seeks input on security guide



http://fcw.com/articles/2013/07/05/nist-security-guide.aspx

By Reid Davenport
FCW.com
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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