NIST calls for new ways to manage IT security risks

Friday - 12/17/2010, 2:38pm EST

Ron Ross, project leader for the FISMA implementation project, NIST

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The fourth installment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are out. It calls for a new approach to how federal agencies and their contractors manage information security risk.

Ron Ross, project leader for the FISMA implementation project at NIST, said this document is different from previous drafts.

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