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NIST and FedRAMP: A Brief Overview

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Published 05/27/2016

NIST and FedRAMP: A Brief Overview   If you’re new to the world of compliance in the US Federal Government, there can be some tricky terms to navigate. Here’s a quick primer on the similarities and differences between NIST and FedRAMP. NIST Background The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) produces, among other things, a series of documents known as Special Publications (SP). The NIST SP 800 series deal with computer security, and NIST 800-53 revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations details information security/privacy controls which must be in place for information systems in the US Federal government. There are other 800-series documents which cover elements of information security including risk management (SP…

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