Information Assurance Standards (2020)

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The intent of the IA Standards Knowledge Unit is to provide students with an understanding of the common standards related to information assurance.

Outcomes[edit]

To complete this KU, students should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast different types of standards including: laws, regulations, policies, voluntary, and framework-based standards.
  2. Map the processes for the creation and/or changes to different types of standards.
  3. Describe the impact of legal/regulatory standards on a given system.
  4. Describe how standards may be applied and assessed for a sub-contractor or customer.
  5. List and describe key provisions of common standards.

Topics[edit]

  1. Laws
    1. HIPAA
    2. FERPA
    3. Sarbanes-Oxley
    4. FISMA
    5. Data breach disclosure laws
  2. Regulations
    1. NIST 800-53
    2. FDA 21 CFR part 820/806
    3. Rainbow Series
  3. Commercial Standards
    1. PCI/DSS
  4. Open Standards
    1. OWASP

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Related Knowledge Units

Further reading[edit]

Suggested textbooks[edit]

Suggested academic readings[edit]

The Rainbow Series http://uh.edu/tech/cisre/resources/ia-resources/rainbow-series/

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Reference ID[edit]

IAS