The Dec 31st NIST SP800-171 deadline has expired but it’s not to late

by | Feb 11, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is NIST 800-171?

With all the recent government hacks from China, Russia, or wherever, the government is cracking down on cyber security. The U.S. government imposed NIST 800-171 which ensures government contractors and subcontractors meet cyber security regulations in order to do business. It is a framework clarifying how your information systems and policies need to be organized in order to secure Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). To be NIST compliant each business has 14 security requirement families that they need to adhere to.

 

The Problem

When the U.S. government releases new laws, businesses tend to panic and are often intimidated by the changes they need to make. This is a good thing. This is an opportunity to get ahead of your competition by beating them to NIST compliance. Contractors and subcontractors need to be NIST 800-171 compliant as of December 31, 2017. A lot of contractors have missed this deadline and are scrambling to get help with the new regulations.

Contractors have been intimidated to make their businesses NIST compliant. It is a lot of work and there are a ton of requirements to meet that can be overwhelming. Consulting firms trying to win a quick buck are using scare tactics to take advantage of business trying to become compliant.

This has made a lot of people believe in order to make their business compliant they need to hire a consulting firm. The firm has to come into their business and go through the long and detailed checklist of things to comply to. Consulting firms charge anywhere between $50,000 to $150,000 to complete everything on the list of security requirements. That is just what they charge to get on the AVL (Approved Vendor List) and not to be fully compliant for the long run.

The Solution

SDS Distribution has rolled out NIST Kit to the product line. NIST Kit allows your business to be NIST compliant for a fraction of the cost of hiring a consulting firm. NIST Kit is everything your business needs to be NIST compliant and does a whole lot more than just get you on the AVL.

Our development team worked for months to make sure each NIST security requirement was met. This makes you able to run your business without having to worry about being compliant. We also offer NIST certifications to make sure you and your team are up to date on the latest security requirements. Businesses can become NIST compliant on their own but it is time consuming, tedious, and

expensive. For only $4,200, NIST Kit can take care of your NIST requirement issues. Here at SDS we developed our software to save you from these headaches and allow you to focus on your business. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can make your business NIST compliant.+1 (727) 216-6338

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