Today, physical security is very different from several years ago as technological devices have become smaller, lighter, and easily portable. Unfortunately, this has created enormous
NIST SP 800-171
In the complex world of defense contracting and international trade, understanding and adhering to regulatory compliance is not just a best practice—it’s an absolute necessity.
The CMMC 2.0 is a new framework that aims to ensure the security of the DoD supply chain. It consists of three certification levels. However,
NIST 800-53 provides vital guidelines for effective asset management, enabling organizations to safeguard their digital inventory and protect against cyber threats.
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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.
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.
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.
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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