What does this mean for organizations with Federal CUI?If your organization stores, processes or transmits federal government Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) then get friendly with NIST SP 800-171. These guidelines were created to provide recommended requirements to secure and protect the confidentiality of CUI when it resides in a non-federal system. Under FISMA, government agencies are required to address the security of agency information held by their non-federal partners. DoD, NASA and GSA have all updated their Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements to enforce implementation of these standards. The December 31, 2017 deadline for compliance is looming. Being prepared to meet these standards could be the difference in winning the program, receiving the grant, getting paid, or not. Worse, by not meeting requirements organizations can face litigation and fines costing a fortune.
Implementing NIST SP 800-171With 80 pages of information and 14 security families, implementation of NIST guidance isn’t something that can be done overnight. Nor will an organization do it with a one size fits all solution. It requires a layered approach of best practices and planning. The clock is ticking towards December! In Mapping BeyondTrust Solutions to NIST SP800-171 Requirements learn how BeyondTrust capabilities align to the requirements related to privilege access and vulnerability management. BeyondTrust can help your organization secure federal information and support compliance with these requirements. If you are working on your required security plan, check out the guide and then contact us for a strategy session. Getting in front of these requirements makes good business and risk management sense.
Scott Lang, Sr. Director, Product Marketing at BeyondTrust
Scott Lang has nearly 20 years of experience in technology product marketing, currently guiding the product marketing strategy for BeyondTrust’s privileged account management solutions and vulnerability management solutions. Prior to joining BeyondTrust, Scott was director of security solution marketing at Dell, formerly Quest Software, where he was responsible for global security campaigns, product marketing for identity and access management and Windows server management.