NIST SP 800-171

Service Overview

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.

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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

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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