Federal information systems deal with sensitive government data and require advanced security and compliance efforts. Contractors for the DoD and other government agencies must protect high-profile information and mitigate the ongoing threat of cyberattacks. To keep data secure, they follow a clearly-defined set of federal compliance guidelines.
However, many contractors are reluctant or unsure of how to adopt critical security best practices. NIST SP 800-171 solves for uncertainty by aligning DoD contractors behind a unified set of standards to ensure cyber hygiene and to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).