NIST’s Role in Computer Security. Ed Roback Computer Security Division NIST Information Technology Laboratory. Agenda. Who we are Computer security program NIST partnerships Summary.
NIST’s Role in Computer Security
Computer Security Division
NIST Information Technology Laboratory
Promote the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and standards infrastructure for information technology
Advanced Network Technologies
Distributed Computing and Information Services
High Performance Systems and Services
Information Access and User Interfaces
Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing
to increase effective
security planning and implementation of cost-effective security in Federal systems
Metrics, Tests -
to promote, measure, and validate security improvements and enable confidence for marketplace transactions and minimum standards for Federal systems
Computer Security Division MissionTo improve the state-of-the-art in information security through:
In carrying out NIST’s programs,we don’t work alone...
Key Theme: Improving Security Products
How we improve security
through standards and testing
Test products against
Identify needs for security standards
- industry and government
Users get more
Therefore… Security is Improved!
NIST is improving security by:
Yet, there is more we could do...