NIST SP 800-160 Security Engineering


Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce (NIST)

Reference: Systems Security Engineering – NIST SP 800-160 [PDF]

Published on: November 2016

NIST issued the final draft of the new guidance Special Publication 800-160 “Systems Security Engineering – Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems”. The guidelines is intended to help determine the security of IoT devices and assign a level of trustworthiness to each.

From the publication Abstract:

With the continuing frequency, intensity, and adverse consequences of cyber-attacks, disruptions, hazards, and other threats to federal, state, and local governments, the military, businesses, and the critical infrastructure, the need for trustworthy secure systems has never been more important to the long-term economic and national security interests of the United States. Engineering-based solutions are essential to managing the growing complexity, dynamicity, and interconnectedness of today’s systems, as exemplified by cyber-physical systems and systems-of-systems, including the Internet of Things. This publication addresses the engineering-driven perspective and actions necessary to develop more defensible and survivable systems, inclusive of the machine, physical, and human components that compose the systems and the capabilities and services delivered by those systems…