If your organization works with US government agencies, including the military, you’ll need to conduct one or more NIST assessments. Getting ready includes determining which standards apply, conducting readiness assessments, implementing, and securing an official assessor.
To work with the US government, organizations need to implement NIST frameworks like the CSF. NIST SP 800-53 maps CSF principles into executable controls, which then translate into requirements in other frameworks, like SP 800-171, that are required for specific contracts.
The DoD requires all military personnel, contractors, and other individuals who come into contact with CUI to complete formal training on how to protect it. Third-party staff need to understand marking requirements, decontrol procedures, reporting protocols, and more.
To work with the Department of Defense (DoD), organizations need to follow its guidance on safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), which focuses on the following:
Organizations that work with US government agencies have to follow various NIST frameworks to secure sensitive data. NIST incident response is spelled out in NIST SP 800-61, which also informs incident response protocols in other NIST frameworks needed for DoD compliance.
Organizations that work with the US military need to prove their security maturity with the CMMC framework. Preparation requires knowing the framework inside and out, scoping out what Level of compliance you need, and then implementing it and getting ready for assessment.
Sensitive information that could impact the safety of US citizens is often classified by the US government. But beyond formally classified documents, there are other kinds of data that are similarly sensitive and need to be protected. These are grouped under the term Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), which can be Basic or Specified. So, what is CUI Basic?
Organizations that work closely with the US government need to take special precautions to safeguard data that government agencies deem sensitive. One of the most common kinds of data that needs protecting is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). And CUI Specified is some of the most tightly regulated CUI. So, what is CUI Specified, and how can you secure it?
For Department of Defense (DoD) entities and contractors, annual information awareness training is essential to minimizing information security risks to the critical infrastructure they handle. Unaddressed threats to sensitive data within critical infrastructure could significantly impact national security. Read on to learn more.
Organizations that work in close proximity to government entities, like the US military, come into contact with several protected forms of information. One of the most critical kinds, for national security, is controlled unclassified information (CUI). It’s imperative to understand the processes and logistics of controlling and decontrolling CUI, such as who can decontrol CUI and who has a responsibility to protect it (and how). Read on to learn what your organization may need to do.