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SP 800-12 Rev. 1

An Introduction to Information Security

Date Published: June 2017

Supersedes: SP 800-12 (10/02/1995)


Michael Nieles (NIST), Kelley Dempsey (NIST), Victoria Pillitteri (NIST)



assurance; computer security; information security; introduction; risk management; security controls; security requirements
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SP 800-12 Rev. 1 (DOI)
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Document History:
01/23/17: SP 800-12 Rev. 1 (Draft)
06/22/17: SP 800-12 Rev. 1 (Final)


Security and Privacy
general security & privacy

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