So I just got back from a two day trip to Washington, DC. As a result I am now reading, well skimming, the DRAFT Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

NIST announces the release of the Initial Public Draft (IPD) of Special Publication 800-53, Revision 3, Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. This is the first major update of Special Publication 800-53 since its initial publication in December 2005. We have received excellent feedback from our customers during the past three years and have taken this opportunity to provide significant improvements to the security control catalog. In addition, the changing threat environment and growing sophistication of cyber attacks necessitated specific changes to the allocation of security controls and control enhancements in the low-impact, moderate-impact, and high-impact baselines. We also continue to work closely with the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence under the auspices of the Committee on National Security Systems on the harmonization of security control specifications across the federal government. And lastly, we have added new security controls to address organization-wide security programs and introduced the concept of a security program plan to capture security program management requirements for organizations. The privacy-related material, originally scheduled to be included in Special Publication 800-53, Revision 3, will undergo a separate public review process in the near future and be incorporated into this publication, when completed.

Warning, the PDF is 209 pages long.