We’re pleased to announce that on September 8, 2016, NIST and the Department of Transportation will hold a technical workshop on the next steps for NIST Special Publication 800-53, Appendix J…and registration is now open! Workshop participation from security and privacy engineers, privacy subject matter experts, and Senior Agency Officials for Privacy (SAOPs) is imperative for this workshop to be a success, so we encourage experts in these areas to register and attend. However, everyone is welcome so please feel free to join us if you are interested in the design of privacy protections in federal information systems.
Should Appendix J evolve in the next revision of the publication? We need your participation and input to get it right. Workshop attendees will explore the effectiveness and challenges of applying the current privacy controls in SP 800-53 and will discuss what adjustments should be made in the publication’s fifth revision.
Facilitated group discussions will cover a variety of topics, including: potential amendments to the privacy control families, broader guidance on the relationship between the privacy and security controls, and the need for additional NIST guidance on the implementation of controls in privacy risk management processes to support more effective privacy programs.
Shortly, we will release a discussion draft addressing each of the primary focus areas for the workshop. With the discussion draft as a starting point, attendees will have an opportunity to provide critical feedback prior to, during, and following this workshop to guide our next steps.
Your input is critical to making this process a success, so don’t forget to register…and stay tuned for an agenda, panelist announcements, and a discussion draft—which we will post on the event page soon.
Attendees can earn a maximum of five CPE credits through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for attending the workshop by simply submitting this form.
Please Note: If you are a U.S. citizen, the registration deadline is Friday, September 2nd at 12pm, EST. If you are not a U.S. citizen, the registration deadline is Monday, August 22nd at 12pm, EST. This event will be in-person; there will be no webcast.