NIST SP 800-171

NIST SP 800-171 Assessment Template

Streamline Your NIST SP 800-171 Compliance with Our Assessment Template: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating and Enhancing Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Posture
The DoD’s current cybersecurity regulations are specified in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), released in 2015. DFARS required the defense contractors handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) to build resilient cybersecurity infrastructure following the 110 security controls specified by the National Institute of Technology and Standards Special Publication 800-171 (NIST SP 800-171) by the end of 2017.

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SP 800-171 Rev. 2

SP 800-171 Rev. 2: Understanding the New Cybersecurity Standard for Defense Contractors

What is SP 800-171 Rev. 2?
SP 800-171 Rev. 2 is a set of cybersecurity requirements developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) stored on non-federal information systems. Released in 2020 (updates to January 28, 2021), it aligns with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and aims to safeguard sensitive information, such as technical data, export-controlled information, or sensitive government information.

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Defense Industrial Base aircraft carrier

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to NIST SP 800-171 Compliance

Overview of NIST
In 1901, Congress established the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). NIST SP 800-171 became one of its focuses, and it began by standardizing weights and measures. As the U.S. industry grew, NIST expanded into areas like electronics, computer science, and materials science to support innovation.

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NIST's SP 800-171, Revision 3: Enhancing Security for Controlled Unclassified Information

NIST’s SP 800-171 Revision 3: Enhancing Security for CUI

BREAKING NEWS: NIST Unveils Public Draft for Strengthening Security of Controlled Unclassified Information

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just released an initial public draft of a groundbreaking document, SP 800-171, Revision 3. This draft aims to bolster the security requirements and protocols necessary to safeguard sensitive federal information from unauthorized disclosure, in nonfederal systems and organizations.

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