NIST Cybersecurity White Paper: Security Segmentation in a Small Manufacturing Environment

What is this paper about?

As manufacturers are increasingly targeted in cyberattacks, any
gaps in cybersecurity leave small manufacturers vulnerable to attacks. Small
manufacturers tend to operate facilities with limited staff and resources,
often causing cybersecurity to fall by the wayside as something that costs too
much time and money. Additionally, bringing together various cybersecurity
standards, frameworks, and guides to derive a coherent action plan is a
challenge even for those experienced in cybersecurity.

Security segmentation is a cost effective and efficient security
design approach for protecting cyber assets by grouping them based on their
communication and security requirements. This paper outlines a practical
six-step approach, incorporating the NIST
Cybersecurity Framework
(CSF) and NIST IR 8183 Cybersecurity Framework: Manufacturing Profile
(“CSF Manufacturing Profile”), that manufacturers can follow to implement
security segmentation and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities in their manufacturing

The NIST Cybersecurity White Paper: Security Segmentation in a Small
Manufacturing Environment
 is now available free of charge.

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NIST has extended the deadlines to submit comments

 There’s Now Extra Time to Comment…Please Share Your Feedback on
our Three NIST Identity Guidance Items!

NIST has extended the deadlines to submit comments to drafts of
three key pieces of guidance related to digital identity:

  1. Digital Identity Guidelines
    (NIST SP 800-63-4) |
    Extended until April 14, 2023 NIST
    SP 800-63 intends to respond to the changing digital landscape that has
    emerged since the last major revision of this suite was
    published in 2017—including the real-world implications of online risks.
    The guidelines present the process and technical requirements for meeting
    digital identity management assurance levels for identity proofing,
    authentication, and federation, including requirements for security and
    privacy as well as considerations for fostering equity and the usability
    of digital identity solutions and technology.
  2. Guidelines for Derived Personal Identity
    Verification (PIV) Credentials
    (NIST SP 800-157r1) | Extended until April 21,
    NIST SP 800-157 has been
    revised to feature an expanded set of derived PIV credentials to include
    public key infrastructure (PKI) and non-PKI-based phishing-resistant
    multi-factor authenticators.
  3. Guidelines for Personal Identity Verification (PIV)

    (NIST SP 800-217) | Extended
    until April 21, 2023 
    NIST SP 800-217 details
    technical requirements on the use of federated PIV identity and the
    interagency use of assertions to implement PIV federations backed by PIV
    identity accounts and PIV credentials.

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Bell, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Security, and Vasu Jakkal, Corporate
Vice President, Security, Compliance & Identity on what an AI-powered
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Sessions will continue on topics including:

  • How do executive leaders make
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  • How XDR defends against
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Brad Smith joins Vasu Jakkal to discuss
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the international security community.

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New Microsoft Feature: What are Azure Active Directory recommendations.

Keeping track of all the settings and resources in your tenant can be overwhelming. The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) recommendations feature helps monitor the status of your tenant so you don’t have to. The Azure AD recommendations feature helps ensure your tenant is in a secure and healthy state while also helping you maximize the value of the features available in Azure AD.

The Azure AD recommendations feature provides you with personalized insights with actionable guidance to:

  • Help you identify opportunities to implement best practices for Azure AD-related features.
  • Improve the state of your Azure AD tenant.
  • Optimize the configurations for your scenarios.

This article gives you an overview of how you can use Azure AD recommendations. As an administrator, you should review your tenant’s Azure AD recommendations, and their associated resources periodically.

This article gives you an overview of how you can use Azure AD recommendations. As an administrator, you should review your tenant’s Azure AD recommendations, and their associated resources periodically

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macOS Configuration Guidance from the mSCP: Draft NIST SP 800-219r1 Available for Comment

 macOS Configuration Guidance from the mSCP: Draft NIST SP
800-219r1 Available for Comment

NIST requests comments on the initial public draft of Special
Publication (SP) 800-219r1, Automated Secure Configuration
Guidance from the macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP)
. It
provides resources that system administrators, security professionals, security
policy authors, information security officers, and auditors can leverage to
secure and assess macOS desktop and laptop system security in an automated way.

This publication introduces the mSCP, describes use cases for
leveraging the mSCP content, and introduces a new feature of the mSCP that
allows organizations to customize security rules more easily. The draft also
gives an overview of the resources available on the project’s GitHub site,
which provides practical, actionable recommendations in the form of secure baselines
and associated rules and is continuously updated to support each new release of

The public comment period is open
through April 27, 2023.
 See the publication
for a copy of the draft and instructions for submitting

A call for patent claims is included on page ii of this draft.
additional information, see the 
Information Technology Laboratory
(ITL) Patent Policy–Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications

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Decision to Revise FIPS 180-4, Secure Hash Standard

In June 2022, NIST’s Crypto Publication Review Board initiated a review process for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 180-4, Secure Hash Standard (SHS), and received public comments. In December 2022, the board proposed revising FIPS 180-4 and received no additional comments on that proposed decision.
NIST has decided to revise FIPS 180-4 and will revise the text to: 

1. Remove the SHA-1 specification; 
2. Add any guidance from NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-107, Recommendation for Applications Using Approved Hash Algorithms, that belongs in this document; 
3. Improve the standard’s editorial quality; and
4. Update its references.
See the SHA-1 transition announcement.
The effort to develop the revised standard has not yet begun but will follow the typical process of releasing an initial draft for public comment. Monitor progress on CSRC News and CSRC Publications and by subscribing to email updates. 

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