Special Publication definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): A type of publication issued by NIST. Specifically, the Special Publication 800-series reports on the Information Technology Laboratory’s research, guidelines, and outreach efforts in computer security, and its collaborative activities with industry, government, and academic organizations.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-63-2
A designation for NIST documents, sometimes supporting FIPS.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-76-2
reference: CSRC Glossary