National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Privacy Course

Explore NIST publications related to privacy and privacy guidance.

5 hours, 39 minutes

Course description

Students will learn about several NIST special publications (SP) and an internal report (IR) providing guidance to the Executive Branch regarding privacy. They will receive an introduction to privacy engineering, the three privacy engineering objectives (predictability, manageability and disassociability) and the importance of privacy risk management.


NIST SP 800-53b

Video - 00:49:00

An introduction to NIST SP 800-53b

Video - 00:45:00

An introduction to privacy engineering and risk management.
NIST SP 800-122

Video - 01:04:00

An introduction to NIST SO 800-122's confidentiality of PII protection and incident response guidance.
NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, Appendix J and Draft Revision 5

Video - 00:38:00

An introduction to NIST SP 800-53, Revision 4, Appendix J's privacy control families and the draft Revision 5.
NIST SP 800-37, Revision 2

Video - 01:14:00

An introduction to the NIST SP 800-37, Revision 2's Risk Management Framework and privacy.
NIST Privacy Framework, Version 1.0

Video - 00:59:00

An introduction to the NIST Privacy Framework, Version 1.
Introduction to NIST and privacy

Video - 00:10:00

An introduction to NIST's guidance on privacy engineering, privacy program management, privacy risk management and course learning objectives.

Meet the author

Christopher Stevens

Chris Stevens has spent over thirty-five years as a data protection professional, a homeland security intelligence professional, an information privacy professional, a strategic intelligence manager, and as a Senior National Intelligence Service Senior Executive. Chris possesses all seven of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) certifications. He is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy. Chris is a member of the IAPP Privacy Faculty, and he served for two years as an IAPP Baltimore, MD Knowledge Net Chapter Co-Chairperson. He is an American Health Information Management Association “Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security” professional. He is a Healthcare Compliance Association “Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance” professional.

Chris is an ISACA “Certified Information Security Manager,” “Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls,” and a “Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer” professional. Chris has completed the Loyola University-Chicago School of Law’s “Graduate Certificate in Privacy Law.” Chris is a certified OneTrust Privacy Professional. Chris possesses several baccalaureate and graduate degrees in several disciplines. He is currently completing the Capella University Doctor of Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

He has assisted several private sector and public sector organizations in better managing their privacy and risk management programs. He has developed information privacy courses and learning paths for Cybrary and the Infosec Institute, respectively. He currently teaches IAPP privacy certification examination courses. He also teaches for Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics as a part-time adjunct professor. He currently works for King and Spalding LLP as its Privacy and Cybrary Risk Analyst. He lives in Laurel, MD with his fiancé, her 11-year-old son, and his two rambunctious Scottish terriers: Thor and Maggie. 

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