The NIST 800-171 Assessment

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Are you handling sensitive information properly? Our NIST 800-171 Assessment ensures that you are in compliance with industry-leading standards.

The NIST 800-171 Assessment offered by Systems Support Group is a comprehensive audit of standards and practices implemented by an organization that deals with Controlled Unclassified (CU) information. Controlled Unclassified Information is information that is sensitive to the security of the United States but does not always rise to the level of U.S. Government Classification (ex. Sensitive, Top Secret..) or more simply, it is any potentially sensitive unclassified data that require controls in place which define its proper safeguarding or dissemination. Such information can vary in form and function, such as financial information or information relating to local electrical supply systems. NIST 800-171 referees to the National Insitute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171, which governs Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations. NIST 800-171 was developed as a response to the passage of the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2003, resulting in the development of several security standards and guidelines. A revised set of rules for NIST compliances took effect on December 31, 2017, requiring anyone who works with CUI to document their compliance in handling this information in more than a dozen areas, from the way their networks are configured, to the way any media is protected, to the methods through which employees receive access to the NIST 800-171 level information. In response, System Support Group has become an auditor of the aforementioned standards and practices to allow organizations to become certified in NIST 800-171 compliance. Contractors who need access to CUI must implement security protocols in 14 key areas, and our assessment ensures and documents that organizations have taken the required steps to protect sensitive information.

System Evaluation

System Support Group will assess your current system protocols and security standards using the 14 point evaluation standard set out as part of the NIST 800-171 Standard

Executive Session

Prior to the start of the assessment, there will be a kick-off session where the entire assessment is explained in detail. Following completion, there will also be an executive session where findings will be discussed.

Documentation

As established above part of the assessment will include complete documentation of our findings and suggested improvements. Part of full compliance with the NIST 800-171 protocol requires complete documentation.

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