The Computer Security Resource Center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the website of NIST’s Computer Security Division, whose mission is to improve information systemssecurity by raising awareness of information technology (IT) risks, vulnerabilities, and protection requirements; researching, studying, and advising agencies of IT vulnerabilities; developing standards, metrics, tests, and validation programs; and developing guidance to increase secure IT planning, implementation, management, and operation.

The site provides a wealth of background and guidance documents, including information on NIST’s Automated Security Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET).

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