Management System Services

NIST SP 800–171

Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Nonfederal Information Systems

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NIST SP 800-171 dictates how contractors and subcontractors of federal agencies should manage Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). It is designed specifically for non-federal information systems and organizations. SCB offers NIST SP 800-171 gap analysis and compliance assessments for Department of Defense contractors all over the United States to help them comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regulations.

What it means for your business

Obtaining NIST SP 800-171 compliance helps you keep your business secure online. It can also help you obtain contracts with the government and major businesses.

Benefits of certification

Companies that implement the requirements of NIST SP 800-171 commonly find benefits such as:

  • Helps them better understand, manage, and reduce cybersecurity risks, data loss, and the subsequent costs of restoration
  • Enables them to determine your most important activities to deliver critical operations and service delivery
  • Demonstrates that they are a trusted organization who secures your critical assets
  • Helps prioritize investments and maximize the impact of each dollar spent on cybersecurity.
  • Addresses contractual and regulatory obligations
  • Supports a wider information security program

Gap analysis

The gap analysis discovers gaps between your current NIST SP 800 and the new requirements. Our highly qualified team will take a close look at your network and procedures and interview your internal IT team to determine the level of compliance. We will then provide you with a detailed gap analysis report identifying the gaps and ideas on how to fill them so that you and your team can create your own remediation plan for compliance.

Compliance assessment

Once the gaps in the report have been addressed and your organization is ready to verify compliance with NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC Level 3, SCB can provide a compliance assessment. Once the items in the compliance assessment have been addressed, SCB will provide you with a NIST SP 800-171 Compliance Certification.

Already ISO 27001 certified?

There are many similarities between NIST 800-171 and ISO 27001. They are very complementary to each other. ISO 27001 has a more international presence while NIST is strictly used in the United States.

Our gap includes CMMC Level 3

There are many similarities between NIST 800-171 and ISO 27001. They are very complementary to each other. ISO 27001 has a more international presence while NIST is strictly used in the United States.

Our team will provide a detailed gap analysis report identifying the necessary steps to become compliant. System Security Plan (SSP): This document identifies the functions and features of your information system, including the Plan of Action and Milestones. The POA&M is a document that outlines the action items needed to reach compliance and the timeline to get there. In its final guidance, the Department of Defense states that an SSP and a POA&M are required in order to prove you are working toward a state of compliance.

Email us at info@iapmoscb.org. Let us know a bit about your certification needs and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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