NIST-SP-800-171-Compliance

NIST SP 800-171 Compliance

If you want to keep your existing contracts (and win new ones!) as a DoD contractor, then you need to comply with NIST SP 800-171. 

Protecting Your CUI, Simplified. 

As of March 2019 the DoD has given 18 months for all DoD contractors to become compliant. If you haven’t heard about NIST SP 800-171 compliance, it’s high time to pay attention… Every single private contractor working with the DoD will be subject to audit. Especially any government contractors handling CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information).

If you’re not compliant, you’re not only going to be at risk for losing your current contracts, but you’ll be unable to secure any future contracts. Yes, you read that right. Data breach has been a  big deal, and we’re honestly surprised it took so long.

There are 14 major categories for NIST. Then there are about 100 instruction/control points. It's difficult for DoD contractors to stay on top of 100+ control points. 

 

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Simple 4 Step Process

We have a simple 4 step process that starts by creating your Gap Analysis.

POAM & SSP In Place

We'll provide you with your POAM, which is designed to find and put processes in place to fix all deficits in your security.

Get Compliant Within 30 Days

With the deadline for NIST Compliance so close around the corner, we understand the need to get compliant quickly.

RECOVER

Develop and implement the appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity event.

RESPOND

Develop and implement the appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity event.

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IDENTIFY

Develop the organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data, and capabilities.

PROTECT

Develop and implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services.

DETECT

Develop and implement the appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.

The Problem

Cybersecurity is not simply a growing threat, it's continuing to grow exponentially. We're on top of breaches daily in our threat response department, because hackers are continuing to find more holes in our government's problems.

Our government responds by providing a set of guidelines for our government contractors to protect their businesses information and the information of anyone they service!

The Goal

This is where we come in. Our goal is to help as many government contractors as we can reach a point in their security where they know what to do in case there's a breach. If they lose their data/information, know that it's backed up. 

We want our government contractors confident and able to provide their services without worrying about the multitude of security threats facing today!

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