The federal government has become increasingly involved in promoting information security standards and best practices. One of the biggest players in that arena is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). One of the vehicles by which NIST communicates their work is through special publications, which can be found on the NIST Web site.
Use the study materials and engage in any research needed to fill in knowledge gaps. Write a 2–3 page paper that includes the following information: Identify the first principles of security as defined by NIST. Define the objectives and challenges of applying the first principles of security to an information security framework. Apply the first principles of security to operating systems. Explore the role that NIST plays in creating private sector guidance in the area of information security controls, methods, and models. Assignment Requirements Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (sixth edition) style and formatting. Length of paper: 2–3 pages, excluding the references page. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.