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NIST Workshop on Applying NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 1: Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information systems, to Industrial Control Systems.

August 16th (1-5 PM) & August 17th (9-Noon), 2007
Knoxville, TN
Marriott Knoxville Hotel

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) will host a workshop for representatives from national and international industrial control system (ICS) communities (e.g., electric, oil, gas, water, manufacturing) to share information, obtain direct inputs, and determine their level of interest in voluntarily adopting and using NIST’s ICS augmentation of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Revision 1.

NIST feels strongly that ICS cyber security standards that are adopted and used by private sector critical infrastructures should be at least as strong as those required to protect ICSs owned/operated by the U.S. Government. Consequently, NIST is encouraging national and international voluntary ICS standards development organizations to:

  • Work towards convergence to a common foundation of cyber security standards that apply to all ICS communities, and
  • To consider the ICS augmentation of SP 800-53, Revision 1 as a candidate for the common foundation.

The meeting will include background information and discussion on:

  • NIST’s risk management framework (RMF) and NIST’s supporting information system security standards and guidelines
  • Federal agencies’ experiences using NIST’s RMF and standards and guidelines (including SP 800-53, Revision 1) in both general information systems and ICS
  • NIST’s ICS augmentation of SP 800-53, Revision 1
  • Federal agencies experiences using NIST’s ICS augmentation of SP 800-53, Revision 1
  • Discussion on potential voluntary adoption and use of the ICS augmentation of SP 800-53, Revision 1 by the ICS-related voluntary standards community.

While there is no charge to attend the workshop, attendance may be limited by the size of the meeting room (on a first come, first serve basis). NIST will not be providing meals or other refreshment services during the workshop—attendees are expected to cover their own costs in these areas.

If you would be interested in attending, please send email to:

Stu Katzke at: skatzke@nist.gov or Keith Stouffer at: keith.stouffer@nist.gov