NIST SP 800-171

NIST SP 800-171 Assessment

Safeguard and securely distribute assets categorized as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) under the NIST SP 800-171 framework

NIST SP 800-171

NIST SP 800-171 Assessment

Initially published in June 2015, NIST Special Publication 800-171 is a set of standards that define how to safeguard and distribute material deemed sensitive but not classified, otherwise referred to as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Both the CUI designation and the NIST SP 800-171 framework are intended to standardize and replace previous designations and frameworks. For companies doing business with the Federal Government, adherence to this standard is mandatory if any data will be transmitted to, stored on, or processed by your information systems.

Our Approach

Our expert assessors partner with your team to ensure your systems are sufficient to protect the confidentiality of CUI both at rest and in transit. Receive trusted advisory support throughout the process, as well as guidance on how to address any weaknesses in your processes and systems.

Key Benefits

NIST SP 800-171

Protect the confidentiality of CUI

Protect CUI at rest & in transit

Ensure compliance of your information systems

Take control of cyber risk

Our Services Help You Stay
Secure & Compliant
While Reducing Your Costs AND Level of Effort

What is the Purpose of NIST SP 800-171?

NIST SP 800-171 provides federal agencies with regulations for protecting the confidentiality of CUI when:

CUI resides in nonfederal information systems/organizations.

CUI resides in information systems not operated by contractors of federal agencies or organizations on behalf of federal agencies.

There are no specific regulations for the protection and maintenance of CUI confidentiality prescribed by the authorizing law, regulation, or government-wide policy for the CUI category or subcategory listed in the CUI Registry.

NIST SP 800-171

The 14 Security Requirement Families

Access Control

Audit and Accountability

Awareness and Training

Configuration Management

Identification and Authentication

Incident Response


Media Protection

Physical Protection

Personnel Security

Risk Assessment

Security Assessment

System and Information Integrity

System and Communications Protection

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As Your Managed Security Services Provider

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At MegaplanIT, we understand the demands of your business. You need your data to be accessible to your organization, yet impenetrable from the outside. You also have to comply with increasingly stringent information security regulations, which are vital not only to your security but to your success. On top of that, you’re still, well—running a business.

Our innovative IT security and compliance solutions are designed to deliver customized, cost-effective service on time. With a highly qualified team of PCI-DSS QSAs, Penetration Testers, and Information Security Consultants here at MegaplanIT, we will assess your unique company and business environment and design a path to security that will fit all of your needs.