There are a lot of misconceptions out there about NIST 800-171 Compliance. Many tend to assume at least one of the following assumptions about NIST Compliance is true – do you?
How did you do? Which one(s) do you think are false?
Trick answer – they all are!
Despite how much work it may be to ensure you’re compliant, that’s no excuse to put it off.
You need to understand NIST 800-171 – if you don’t, you and your business are at risk, simple as that.
Given that you collect, store, or transmit Covered Defense Information (CDI), that means you must comply with NIST (The National Institute of Standards and Technology) regulations 800-171.
Your subcontractors must comply as well and be able to maintain compliance. If you don’t, you can’t bid on DoD contracts, and you may lose the ones you have.
With NIST 800-171, it’s the contractor’s responsibility to safeguard all data and information related to any work performed for the DoD, including:
If you’re not compliant, you’re technically no longer qualified to contract with the DoD – no matter which contracts you have in place or the professional relationships you’ve built over the years.
Hill Tech Solutions has experience successfully completing NIST 800-171 Assessments, IT Security Audits, and delivering cybersecurity best practices consulting in both private and public sector environments of all sizes.
Our streamlined assessment process can guide you through becoming compliant – all you have to do is reach out to our team.