The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed Special Publication 800- 171 to advise about protecting unclassified information created or possessed by the U.S. Government that requires safeguarding from unauthorized access.

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Why You Need NIST 800-171 Compliance

If a data breach occurs, being compliant with NIST 800-171 will ensure that your business has the procedures in place that will help you to quickly and effectively resolve an incident. The faster an incident is detected the quicker you can respond to minimize the impact of the data breach. Being compliant also helps avoid legal ramifications. If a company is found to be non-compliant and suffers from a data breach, the parties affected may pursue legal action to recover damages.

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Who needs to be NIST 800-171 Compliant?

Being NIST 800-171 compliant is required for many companies that provide products and services to the federal government. For contracts in the federal supply chain that require NIST 800-171 compliance, all subcontractors must also be compliant with the same regulations.

How Cyber Tackle Box can help

Cyber Tackle BoxTM is designed to ensure organizations are proficient in foundational concepts and skills across key areas of cyber security. We are currently offering support for NIST 800-171 compliance as part of our Cyber Tackle Box.

Drawing on the NIST 800-171 certification, Cyber Tackle Box becomes your organization’s cyber security shield by providing you with cyber security management modules that address compliance, workflow solutions, tool identification, vendor management, and training that will significantly improve your ability to defend against cyber-attacks targeting your company and community.

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