Deemed the “Cyberattack that Shocked the U.S. Government,” the 2015 attack on the Office of Personnel Management—where more than 21.5 million records were stolen— highlighted the need for more stringent cyber security requirements when doing business with the U.S. government. And for good reason, since we see cybersecurity attacks ramping up daily—Equifax, City of Issaquah, Verizon and Deloitte to name a few. While some of these entities had good security practices in place or were working toward them, many did not.
The Federal Government created the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 framework to ensure contractors are protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The deadline for those businesses to implement the NIST 800-171 regulations is this December 31st.
To help organizations quickly comprehend what will be needed to meet the NIST regulations, Andrew Hosch, CISSP and our Security Practice lead, has provided four in-depth steps to explain how different sites may adopt a pattern that meets the federal requirements.
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With the trusted cybersecurity professionals at Base2 Solutions in your court, your company can efficiently and effectively move through the process to reach compliance before the deadline. Submit the contact form on the right and gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your company can continue to accept government contracts, while complying with the NIST 800-171 standards, or even move to the next level of security. It will be December 31, 2017, soon enough. Are you ready?