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What Is NIST 171?

NIST 171 is a publication by the National Institute of Standards and Technology that outlines security requirements for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal information systems and organizations.

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Build your security program on Tentacle using controls mapped to NIST 171. Tentacle recommends key policies, processes, and procedures needed for NIST 171 to help you streamline the assessment process.

NIST 171 Considerations

Primary Goal
Aligning with NIST 171 helps organizations safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that information.
Validating Security
NIST 171 helps validate security by providing a comprehensive set of security requirements that organizations can use to assess the effectiveness of their security controls and to identify areas where improvements are needed.
Assessment Effort Level
Tentacle guides your organization through responding to the 110 total controls within NIST 171 so you fully understand how your security program maps to the framework.

Who typically adheres to NIST 171?

Adhered to by non-federal organizations that handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and work with the federal government as contractors, subcontractors, or other partners. This can include organizations in a wide range of industries, such as healthcare, finance, information technology, manufacturing, and others.

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