Standard Name
NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP 1800-5, IT Asset Management (Draft)
Industry Standard
NIST
Publication Number
SP 1800-5
Standard Date
11/2/2015
Standard Link
https://nccoe.nist.gov/sites/default/files/library/sp1800/fs-itam-nist-sp1800-5-draft.pdf
Securezoo Overview

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Draft Special Publication 1800-5: "IT Asset Management" on November 2nd, 2015. The draft was specifically drafted for Financial Services sector and includes practical guidance on how best to track and manage the location and configuration of assets. 

An excerpt from SP 1800-5 practice guide for IT Asset Management (ITAM): 

"In short, the example ITAM solution gives companies the ability to track, manage, and report on information assets throughout their entire life cycle. This can ultimately increase cybersecurity resilience by enhancing the visibility of assets, identifying vulnerable assets, enabling faster response to security alerts, revealing which applications are actually being used and reducing help desk response times."