NIST SP 800-171: Helping Manufacturers
Meet Cyber Security Standards
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) NIST 800-171 requires that defense contractors and subcontractors handling Controlled Unclassified Information meet strict cyber security standards, such as:
- Providing adequate security to safeguard covered defense information that resides on or is transiting through a contractor’s internal information system or network
- Reporting cyber incidents that affect a covered contractor information system or the covered defense information residing on it, or that affect the contractor’s ability to perform requirements designated as operationally critical
- Submitting malicious software discovered and isolated in connection with a reported cyber incident to the DOD Cyber Crime Center
SSR can help you ensure that data residing on your IT system is safeguarded from cyber incidents in order to meet these compliance requirements.
We will perform an assessment to review your information system against the security requirements in NIST SP 800-171 and help you demonstrate compliance to the DFARS for Controlled Unclassified Information:
- Step 1: Conduct an assessment and develop a security gap analysis report
- Step 2: Provide a plan of action with priorities and potential cost to remediate any issues
At SSR, we have proven expertise in helping manufacturers assess their current IT structure in the 14 required areas and successfully meet the 800-171 security standards. As a full-service IT firm, we not only identify areas requiring attention, we also help you resolve any issues that are identified during the review process.
Contact us today to learn more or get started.