back to article New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time

A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its scope to include the internet of things and smart home technology. The proposed "Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and …

  1. Schultz Silver badge

    "A focus on improved outcomes"

    Now why do I think about a focus on improved (personal) income when I read this? Maybe because it's obfuscation management lingo. I guess the public servants at NIST are learning how to manage their business...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    'the relationship between privacy and security'

    Took countless emails by many to get NIST to even consider Privacy... But without very real penalties Privacy is just a word on a page, an inconvenience that will continue to be glossed over by most corporations.

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Gimp

    Can't imagine such a document from the NIST's counterpart in the UK, the BSI

    Not with the former data fetishists sock puppet Home Secretary as PM and her replacement data fetishists sock puppet Rudd (which conveniently rhymes with "dud," like so many of her predecessors) or "Little Miss Marginal" if you prefer, although that won't stop her going for the top spot when May finally is allowed to quit decides to "spend more time with her family"

  4. Aodhhan

    Can you please....

    Keep your political agendas out of the forum.

    No matter how right or wrong the platform is, it doesn't belong here 99% of the time.

    You may believe you're being clever... spinning something and shining it with a spotlight of clichés, but if you sat back and reread your writings 15 minutes later... you'd realize just how stupid it comes off.

    Seriously, if you actually knew information security you could find a better way of being serious about a subject.

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: Can you please....

      No, we can't. And the reason is that politics, privacy and security are tightly wound up into an inextricable morass.

      Regardless of your politics, and what side you take in the multi-tentacled debate, politics affects the balance chosen between security and privacy. Or whether the needs/desires individuals (as opposed to corporations and/or states) should be considered at all.

      So put on your big boy pants and welcome to the real world. Politics is everywhere.

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