NIST 800-171 and DFARS are a set of requirements your business must adhere to if working in any type of relationship with the Department of Defense (DoD). This includes providing supplies to the US government for defense or to any company that provides supplies to the government. Essentially, these requirements protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), or in other words, they ensure sensitive information is kept private and secure. You can earn a certification for both NIST 800-171 and DFARS cybersecurity in Utah.
What is NIST 800-171?
NIST, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has developed a set of guidelines and issued specified standards for managing the programs that protect information for government agencies. NIST 800-171 is a specific set of standards your company will need to comply with if you conduct business directly or indirectly with the US government.
What Is DFARS?
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a document derived from NIST 800-171 and created to regulate the use of Controlled Unclassified Information. Specifically, this regulates the use of nonfederal information systems that contain information pertaining to the operations of government entities. You will need to demonstrate compliance in each of the 14 Control Families listed below.
- Access Control
- Incident Response
- Identification & Authentication
- System & Information Integrity
- Awareness & Training
- Configuration Management
- Audit & Accountability
- Media Protection
- Physical Protection
- Risk Assessment
- Personnel Security
- Security Assessment
- System & Communications Protection
How Do I Obtain Certification for DFARS & NIST 800-171 in Utah?
Fortunately, you can acquire certification for NIST 800-171 in Utah by performing a self-assessment and self-attestation, hiring a third party professional to perform an assessment and certify you, or a combination of both. A self-assessment will require involving a third party and is typically recommended to ensure all compliance requirements are met.
In order to obtain any contracts working with government entities, you will need this certification. Upon completion, you will enable your company to take on more contracts by opening up options in the government sector.
iMpact Utah Certification Programs
Are you ready to certify in NIST 800-171 & DFARS Cybersecurity in Utah? Contact iMpact Utah for more information about these programs today, so you can earn your certification and start taking on federal contracts.