NIST 800-171/CMMC

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What is NIST 800-171?

NIST 800-171 is a set of security controls and guidelines that are designed to protect controlled unclassified information that is processed, stored, or transmitted by non-federal organizations. It is part of a larger body of standards and guidelines known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800 series. NIST 800-171 is specifically focused on protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI) that is shared with non-federal organizations, such as contractors or other third parties. This information may include things like intellectual property, trade secrets, and other sensitive data that is not classified by the government but still needs to be protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.

What is CMMC and how does it compare to NIST 800-171?

CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. It is a new certification program that was developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to ensure that contractors and other third parties that handle sensitive government information have adequate cybersecurity measures in place. The CMMC program is built on the security controls and guidelines outlined in NIST 800-171, but also includes a comprehensive certification process.

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For organizations who deal with or plan to deal with controlled unclassified information (CUI) and are seeking to accomplish the assessment requirements outlined in DFARS 252.204-7020. Our team of experts can help accelerate your organization's ability to comply with DoD guidelines through our gap analysis services.

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