Official IT Security Guidance & Best Practices Governing Bodies
IT Governance Institute (ITGI) provides research on global practices and perceptions of governance of IT for the business community. ITGI educates enterprise leaders and shows how effective governance can make IT successful in supporting an organisation.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and plays a major part within the IT Security field such as cyber security and biometrics.
National Vulnerability Database is owned and maintained by NIST and provides a list of vulnerabilities of IT technology, hardware and software. NVD includes a number of databases of security checklists, security related software flaws, configuration errors, and more.
The National Archives is a website that publishes all UK legislations and is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice.