Feds look to finalize IT security controls

Wednesday, 9 February 2005, 12:32 PM EST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final draft of a set of recommended security controls for federal information systems.

The controls are likely to become a mandatory and nonwaivable Federal Information Processing Standard by the end of this year for all federal systems except those related to national security. Some analysts predicted that the mandatory controls will cause problems for agencies, especially smaller ones.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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