What is NIST 800-171 compliance? It’s a question more and more Department of Defense (DoD) contractors are asking as federal regulatory reporting for cybersecurity is now entering a new element of seriousness.
Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) April 16th, 2018
What is NIST 800-171 compliance? It’s a question more and more Department of Defense (DoD) contractors are asking as federal regulatory reporting for cybersecurity is now entering a new element of seriousness. Simply stated, if you’re a federal contractor providing material services to the DoD, then becoming complaint with the DFARS NIST SP 800-171 provisions is now a strict mandate no exceptions.
So, what is NIST 800-171 compliance? Here’s what you need to know, courtesy of FLANK, a leading provider of federal regulatory compliance reporting services and solutions:
- NIST 800-171, technically known as “NIST Special Publication 800-171 Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations”, discusses the importance of the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) while residing in nonfederal information systems and organizations and how this can directly impact the ability of the federal government to successfully carry out its designated missions and business operations.
- Federal contractors providing essential services to the DoD must therefore become compliant with NIST 800-171.
- A formalized and well-documented System Security Plan (SSP) is one of the biggest requirements for becoming compliant with NIST 800-171.
- NIST 800-171 is thus encompassed into the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) relating to federal contractors who need to become compliant.
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FLANK can assist with NIST 800-171 compliance. How? By offering world-class consulting services, a DFARS NIST SP 800-171 Toolkit, and much more. Let’s talk!
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