NIST SP 800-171: What U.S. Government Contractors Need to Know
Mali Yared, Practice Director, Cyber Risk Advisory & Privacy, Coalfire
In December 2016, NIST released Special Publication 800-171, Revision 1: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems. Since that publication, I have worked with dozens of government contractors to help them understand this publication and determine if and how it applies to their businesses. This is the first of a three-part series that explains the standard and provides guidance to firms that must comply with it.