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NIST develops and maintains an extensive collection of standards, guidelines, recommendations, and research on the security and privacy of information and information systems. This includes various NIST technical publication series:

FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards: Security standards. Learn more
SP NIST Special Publications
Guidelines, technical specifications, recommendations and reference materials, comprising multiple sub-series:
SP 800   Computer security  Learn more
SP 1800   Cybersecurity practice guides  Learn more
SP 500   Information technology (relevant documents)
NIST Internal or Interagency Reports
Reports of research findings, including background information for FIPS and SPs.
CSWP NIST Cybersecurity White Papers
General white papers, thought pieces, and official cybersecurity- and privacy-related papers not published as a FIPS, SP, or IR.
ITL Bulletin NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Bulletins (1990-2020)
Monthly overviews of NIST's security and privacy publications, programs and projects.

Find more of our research in: White Papers, Journal Articles, Conference Papers, and Books. More of these publications from before 2008 will be added to this database.

Inclusive language. We recognize that some NIST publications contain potentially biased terminology. As we revise publications, we are reviewing and editing that language based on NIST’s inclusive language guidance. New publications in development will also follow that guidance.

See NIST Publications for additional Cybersecurity Publications

More info:
Download a spreadsheet (XLSX) of current (draft and final) FIPS, SPs, NISTIRs, ITL Bulletins, and White Papers
RSS/Atom and JSON feeds are available for our Draft Publications Open for Comment
- ​See the Crypto Publication Review Project for current reviews of numerous cryptography standards, recommendations, and guidelines.
- Learn about Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)


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