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NIST 800-171 Compliance

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NIST 800-171 compliance refers to a set of requirements for non-federal computer systems that store and process Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

 

CUI includes government-created or owned information that requires safeguarding. Let me provide more details:

  1. What is NIST 800-171?

    • NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 provides security requirements for protecting CUI resident in non-federal systems and organizations.

    • It covers situations where non-federal organizations are not collecting or maintaining CUI on behalf of a federal agency or operating a system for an agency.

    • The goal is to ensure the confidentiality of CUI when it resides in non-federal systems and organizations.

  2. Key Aspects of NIST 800-171:

    • Confidentiality of CUI: The requirements focus on protecting the confidentiality of CUI.

    • Security Assessment: Organizations must assess and validate the security controls related to CUI.

    • Security Controls: Specific controls are outlined to secure CUI in non-federal systems.

    • System and Information Integrity: Ensuring the integrity of systems and information handling CUI.

  3. Applicability:

    • These requirements apply to all components of non-federal systems and organizations that process, store, and/or transmit CUI.

    • Federal agencies use these requirements in contractual agreements with non-federal organizations.

  4. Control Families:

Remember that NIST 800-171 compliance is crucial for protecting sensitive information and maintaining security in non-federal systems handling CUI.  On-Site has assisted a great many companies in their efforts to become NIST compliant.

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