Understanding what NIST SP 800-53 Means for the Future of Federal Cybersecurity

Improving cybersecurity measures is no longer just an option for federal agencies. With new, more complex cyber attacks being developed every day, it’s imperative that government entities stay ahead of the technological curve when it comes to securing sensitive government data, hence the federal adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5 (NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5).

NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5 puts the framework in place for next-generation privacy and security controls for federal entities. As more and more non-federal entities adopt NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5, NIST is making the controls catalogue more adaptable and user-friendly, while also simplifying the document to maximize adoption.

Private sector involvement with this development has been crucial to improving the inner workings and operability of this system for federal agencies. Third-party partners like Cylance, who develops AI-powered cybersecurity solutions that prevent, detect and respond to modern threats, are able to both share their technological insights and learn about the needs of NIST.

To further explore NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5 and their impact on federal cyber technology through partnerships with third party vendors, Cylance and NIST are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9:00AM PDT/12:00PM EDT entitled “NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5 – Everything You Need To Know.”

The webinar will be hosted by NIST Fellow, Dr. Ron Ross, Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance, Malcolm Harkins, and Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Cylance, Ed Metcalf. In addition to discussing how NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5 will impact federal cybersecurity, the webinar hosts will also explore AI as a valuable NIST-conforming alternative, the most NIST-relevant advances within AI and machine learning, and alternative ways to address legacy controls.

To learn more about advances in federal-level cybersecurity and AI’s role in its evolution, click here to register for this webinar.

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