State and local government gain increased focus in new NIST security controls


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The National Institute of Standards and Technology removed the word “federal” from the title of its security and privacy controls catalog as part of a rewrite this week.

“The reality is, today we’re all of us — federal, state and local government and the private sector — using the same technologies … and facing the same [cyber] threats,” said NIST Fellow Ron Ross.

Officials said they wanted to be more welcoming of a wider audience concerned with cybersecurity, including academia and private industry. Other changes to the catalog include the integration of privacy controls.

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