The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes core standards for security of Controlled Unclassified Information
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 is a cybersecurity framework that provides guidelines for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal systems and organizations. The framework outlines a set of security controls that organizations must implement to protect CUI, including data related to national security, privacy, and other sensitive information.
NIST 800-171 contains 14 categories of security requirements, including access control, incident response, and security assessment and authorization. Each category includes several security requirements that must be implemented to safeguard CUI.
The framework is designed to be flexible and scalable, making it suitable for organizations of all sizes and types. It can be used by a wide range of organizations, including contractors, subcontractors, and other entities that handle CUI on behalf of the federal government.
Compliance with NIST 800-171 is a requirement for organizations that handle CUI for the federal government. Failure to comply with the framework can result in the loss of government contracts and other legal consequences.
Overall, NIST 800-171 provides a comprehensive and standardized approach to protecting sensitive information. It helps organizations to identify and manage cybersecurity risks and provides a baseline of security controls that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an organization. By implementing the framework, organizations can help to safeguard sensitive information, build trust with their customers, and maintain compliance with government regulations.
ReadyCert's NIST 800-171 compliance solution includes a comprehensive set of pre-built security controls that map directly to the NIST 800-171 framework. The platform provides a dashboard that displays the compliance status of each control, making it easy to identify areas that require attention.
The platform also includes automated workflows and task management tools that help organizations to manage their compliance processes efficiently. ReadyCert provides a centralized repository for storing compliance documentation, making it easy to track and manage all compliance-related activities.
ReadyCert's reporting and analytics tools provide real-time visibility into an organization's compliance status, allowing stakeholders to quickly identify potential issues and take corrective action as needed.
Overall, ReadyCert can help organizations to simplify and automate their compliance with NIST 800-171, reducing the time and effort required to maintain compliance. By using ReadyCert, organizations can focus on their core business objectives while ensuring that they remain compliant with NIST 800-171 and other regulatory frameworks.