NIST 800-171 Compliance and Auditing

Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

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NIST 800-171 Compliance

Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)


US Department of Commerce NIST 800-171 defines security standards to protect controlled unclassified information in organizations.

Of course, many of the standards are “Best Practices” for any IT system. As such, Technology Seed can help your organization with NIST 800-171 auditing and assessment. First, we’ll determine your readiness for compliance. Second, we can help remediate any areas where you may be non-compliant. However, your organization may have the proper controls in place already. So, our NIST 800-171 Assessment will test your readiness. And we’ll provide written documentation attesting to compliance.

The security requirements are organized into 14 families. In short, each contains requirements related to the general topic of that family. The families are aligned with the minimum-security requirements for federal information and systems described in FIPS Publication 200.

Organizations requiring NIST 800-171 compliance should consider the following security families:

  1. Access Control
  2. Media Protection
  3. Awareness and Training
  4. Personnel Security
  5. Audit and Accountability
  6. Physical Protection
  7. Configuration Management
  8. Risk Assessment
  9. Identification and Authentication
  10. Security Assessment
  11. Incident Response
  12. System and Communications Protection
  13. Maintenance
  14. System and Information Integrity


Technology Seed has a security team dedicated to IT Security Auditing and IT Security Assessments.

Of course, it’s all they do. For example, we specialize in helping companies meet the requirements of NIST 800-171. As such, we will perform a complete assessment on your organization. Likewise we’ll identify and remediate areas of weakness. Moreover, long-term security planning is their end-goal. In summary, the methods and tools we use keep your organization safe from a broad spectrum of threats.


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