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Assessing the Usefulness of the NIST 800-53 Appendix J Privacy Controls


Contractors to the federal government and information security professionals are no doubt familiar with NIST Special Publication 800-53. Provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the 800-53 is a set of controls intended to protect federal information systems from “hostile cyber attacks, natural disasters, structural failures, and human error.” Since their inception, these controls have gone through ...

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The DoD IT Risk Management Framework: A Call to Action


For 16 years, I have been working with the federal government. And in that time, nothing has ever happened efficiently. It’s not that the government’s regulations and laws aren’t well thought out. The problem is the people responsible for interpreting the laws and regulations. Quite often they’re construed in a way that best suits the interpreters and their success. In ...

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Lunarline Announces New Training Program to Help DoD Adapt to the new RMF for DoD IT

Another gripping Lunarline cyber security press release

Arlington, VA, April 21 – After many long years and a few false starts, The DoDI 8510.01, Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) has been officially superseded. As of March 12, 2014, DoDI 8510.01 has been re-issued. The process is now referred to as the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), or simply the ...

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