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[ultimate_heading main_heading=”NIST 800-171″ heading_tag=”h1″ main_heading_color=”#ffffff” sub_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:5px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:20px;”]Cyber threats are a constant concern for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector as a whole. That’s why there is a set of guidelines that any non-Federal computer system must follow in order to store, process, or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). These requirements are outlined in the Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171, also known as NIST 800-171.[/ultimate_heading]
[ultimate_heading alignment=”left” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;”]We provide Gap Analysis, Provisional Assessment, and Remediation to government defense contractors looking to implement NIST 800-171 standards. We are currently NIST 800-171 compliant and are a registered DIB IT Contractor organization. Additionally, we are a shortlisted vendor that can work directly for all DoD arm branches of the United States, prime contractors, and sub-contractors within the DIB.[/ultimate_heading]
[ultimate_heading heading_tag=”h4″ sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]We break down the NIST 800-171 compliance process into 3 key phases. This is what the implementation of this framework looks like:[/ultimate_heading]
[bsf-info-box icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^1667|url^https://cmmccompliance.us/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/NIST-GapAnalysis.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^NIST-GapAnalysis|description^null” img_width=”140″ title=”Gap Analysis” pos=”top” title_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]First, we evaluate your current security measures in order to determine your security status and provide the best remediation options.[/bsf-info-box]
[bsf-info-box icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^1668|url^https://cmmccompliance.us/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/NIST-ProvisionalAssessment.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^NIST-ProvisionalAssessment|description^null” img_width=”140″ title=”Provisional Assessment” pos=”top” title_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]In this phase, our team reviews the findings gleaned during the audits carried out as part of the gap analysis.[/bsf-info-box]
[bsf-info-box icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^1669|url^https://cmmccompliance.us/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/NIST-Remediation.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^NIST-Remediation|description^null” img_width=”140″ title=”Remediation” pos=”top” title_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]We bridge your security gaps by updating systems, strengthening security practices, and creating new policies.[/bsf-info-box]
[ultimate_heading main_heading=”Phase 1: Gap Analysis” heading_tag=”h3″ alignment=”left” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;”]The process begins by walking you through the process of NIST 800-171 compliance. We perform a detailed analysis of your business and systems to understand your qualifications and provide recommendations to pass your audit.

This is an interactive process that involves significant time spent discussing the required controls and how to meet them. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to comply with the NIST 800-171 standards.[/ultimate_heading]

[ultimate_heading main_heading=”Phase 2: Provisional Assessment” heading_tag=”h3″ alignment=”left” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;”]In the second phase of our NIST 800-171 compliance process, we help you craft a plan to implement any missing security controls.

These controls will include both technical and non-technical measures that involve multiple departments, not just IT. The great news is that even if your staff doesn’t have the expertise to do this, we can help.

During this phase, we also provide recommendations that will allow you to manage the scope of compliance, reducing the overall costs of the audit.[/ultimate_heading]

[ultimate_heading main_heading=”Phase 3: Remediation” heading_tag=”h3″ alignment=”left” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;”]Since NIST 800-171 compliance is an ongoing process, the controls you put in place will need to be managed. Even companies that have in-house IT are outsourcing security because it increases efficiency by putting at your disposal all the skills and tools necessary for advanced security.[/ultimate_heading]
[ultimate_heading alignment=”left” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;”]We adhere to NIST 800-171 and DFARs 252-204-7012. In addition, we are fully registered with the DIB to service DIB organizations.

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, or DFARS for short, is a set of cybersecurity standards that defense contractors and suppliers must observe in order to be awarded new DoD contracts.[/ultimate_heading]

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Understanding NIST 800-171
  1. Know the Requirements: NIST SP 800-171 focuses on protecting CUI in non-federal systems and organizations. It outlines 110 security requirements across 14 families of security controls.
  2. Scope Identification: Determine where CUI is stored, processed, or transmitted within your organization’s systems.
DFARS Compliance
  1. Understand DFARS Clauses: Especially 252.204-7012, which mandates cybersecurity measures and incident reporting.
  2. Assess Cybersecurity Requirements: Understand the cyber hygiene level required for your organization.
Steps to Compliance
  1. Conduct a Gap Analysis: Compare your current practices against NIST 800-171 requirements to identify gaps.
  2. Create a System Security Plan (SSP): Document how your organization meets each NIST 800-171 control. Include system boundaries, operational processes, and how security requirements are implemented.
  3. 3.Implement Security Controls: Address the 110 controls in NIST 800-171, such as access control, incident response, and system and information integrity.
  4. 4. Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M): Develop a POA&M for unimplemented controls, documenting how and when these issues will be addressed.
  5. Regular Training and Awareness: Ensure all staff are aware of CUI requirements and cybersecurity best practices.
  6. Monitor and Maintain Compliance: Regularly review and update security measures and documentation. Stay informed about changes in NIST and DFARS requirements.
Vendor and Supply Chain Management
  1. Ensure Third-Party Compliance: Ensure that your subcontractors or third-party vendors are also compliant if they handle or access CUI.
Incident Response
  1. Develop an Incident Response Plan: Be prepared to detect, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity incidents, especially for DFARS 252.204-7012 requirements.
Documentation and Reporting
  1. Maintain Documentation: Keep detailed records of compliance efforts, including SSPs, POA&Ms, and incident response plans.
  2. Report Incidents: For DFARS compliance, promptly report cybersecurity incidents to the DoD.
External Assistance
  1. Consider Professional Assistance: Cybersecurity consultants or managed services can assist in achieving and maintaining compliance.
Regular Audits and Updates
  1. Conduct Regular Audits: Periodically review your security controls and compliance status.
  2. Stay Informed: Regulations and best practices evolve, so it’s important to stay current.
Achieving and maintaining NIST 800-171 and DFARS compliance is an ongoing process that involves continuous monitoring, updating, and educating staff. It’s not just a one-time effort but a continuous commitment to maintaining a high level of security.


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