This project has entered the build phase. We have selected several technology collaborators who have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA; see an example) with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Download the TLS Server Certificate Management project description for full project details.
This practice guide can benefit executives, Chief Information Security Officers, System Administrators, or anyone who has a stake in protecting his or her organization's data, privacy, and overall operational security.
Following an experimental agile process for continuous delivery of special publication, the National Cybersecurty Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released preliminary drafts for Volume A: Executive Summary and Volume B: Security Risks and Recommended Best Practices from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Practice Guide Special Publication (SP) 1800-16, Securing Web Transactions: TLS Server Certificate Management. The NCCoE is requesting your feedback on the problem statement and best practices identifed in the preliminary draft volumes (A&B).
The other volumes of this practice guide will be released for review and comment on different schedules so that each volume is made available as soon as possible, rather than delaying the release of completed volumes until all other volumes are also completed. The four volumes are:
- SP 1800-16A: Executive Summary (preliminary draft)
- SP 1800-16B: Security Risks and Recommended Best Practices (preliminary draft)
- SP 1800-16C: Approach, Architecture, and Security Characteristics (coming soon)
- SP 1800-16D: How-To-Guides (coming soon)
The comment period to review Volumes A and B is open now until December 31, 2018. We welcome your feedback, which we will use to shape the latter volumes of this guide, scheduled for release in early 2019. We will accept comments online and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.