NIST 800-171 Assessment

Assuring federal clients that your programs align with NIST 800-171

Organizations that work with federal agencies—such as contractors, subcontractors and service providers—often handle controlled unclassified information (CUI), controlled technical information (CTI) and covered defense information (CDI). While not classified, NIST 800-171 security requirements dictate that this information must still be protected when held in nonfederal systems. Therefore, organizations that process, store or transmit CUI, CTI or CDI must adhere with information security requirements defined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171, which can be complex and carry significant noncompliance penalties.

With RSM’s assistance, understanding NIST 800-171 and aligning your information security posture becomes a manageable task. Our NIST 800-171 advisory services help you build a repeatable, efficient process for achieving and sustaining compliance. This helps assure federal clients that you protect CUI, CTI and CDI in nonfederal systems, helping you maintain current and win new government contracts.

NIST 800-171 has become the formal security benchmark for protecting CUI, CTI and CDI. RSM’s NIST 800-171 advisory services helps you identify areas of noncompliance, remediate gaps and strengthen your overall information security posture. Our experienced advisors can assist your organization at any stage of designing and implementing your information security program, thereby helping you pursue the most cost-effective approach for protecting your confidential information and assets.


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