NIST 800-82 Rev. 2


What is NIST 800-82 Rev. 2?

NIST 800-82r2 is a publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) titled “Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security”. It provides guidelines and recommendations for securing industrial control systems (ICS), including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other control system configurations used in critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, water, and transportation.

The document provides information on a range of topics related to ICS security, including risk management, secure design and configuration, incident response, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance. The purpose of NIST 800-82r2 is to help organizations that use ICS systems to understand the security risks associated with these systems and to provide guidance on how to effectively secure them. The document provides a comprehensive framework for securing ICS and is widely used as a resource and reference in the ICS security community.

How BNS helps comply with the standard?

BNS (BitNetSentry) helps organizations comply with NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2 by providing a secure and reliable solution for protecting industrial control systems. By operating at a low level of the network stack and providing passwordless encryption, BNS helps to protect against cyber attacks, unauthorized access, and data breaches, while also improving the usability and convenience of the security solution. Additionally, BNS may provide features such as device authentication, data protection, secure communications, and reporting and auditing capabilities, which can support the security objectives outlined in NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2.

However, it’s important to note that compliance with NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2 requires a comprehensive and multi-layered approach to security that includes not only technology solutions but also policies, procedures, and staff training. Implementing BNS as part of an overall security strategy helps organizations to comply with NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle. Organizations must also implement other security measures and best practices to ensure that they fully comply with NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2 and protect their industrial control systems.