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NIST SP 800-171 GAP ASSESSMENT

Measure your risk posture for DFARS compliance and have a roadmap for alignment with NIST SP 800-171 requirements.

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NIST SP 800-171 Assessment for DFARS Compliance

Companies operating in the Department of Defense supply chain are required to have a proactive cyber risk management in place, following the National Institute of Standards & Technology Special Publication 800-171 (NIST SP 800-171). Fortunately, NIST SP 800-171 provides an excellent benchmark that clarifies security posture for mid-market and emerging organizations. It is important to regularly assess risk against this framework as the DFARS requires annual submission of a self-assessment on the SPRS portal.

Silent Sector utilizes the NIST SP 800-171 framework to provide a detailed analysis of company's cyber risk management practices and help maintain alignment for DFARS compliance. Our unique, Expertise-Driven Methodology provides guidance and direction throughout the NIST SP 800-171 assessment process, making it easy for to understand technology-related risk factors and comply with defense industry requirements.

Common NIST Risk Assessment Deliverables:

  • NIST SP 800-171 Risk Assessment Executive Overview
  • Detailed analysis of current status in relation to each NIST SP 800-171 control
  • Letter of Attestation for use with clients and prospects
  • Prioritized risk remediation recommendations
  • Risk validation evidence
  • Strategic roadmap
  • Cyber risk reduction consultation
  • Support with submission on the SPRS portal if needed

 

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The NIST SP 800-171 Assessment to Support DFARS Compliance

Developing a cyber risk management program following the NIST SP 800-171 Framework is a requirement for  companies supporting the United States Department of Defense. DFARS compliance requires the members of its supply chain to submit self assessments on the SPRS portal. However, many mid-market and emerging companies lack the in-house expertise in this are and do not understand where they are in relation to the compliance requirements.

Silent Sector's NIST SP 800-171 Cybersecurity Framework Risk Assessment is designed for mid-market and emerging companies serving the DoD and DoD's prime contractors. The NIST SP 800-171 Cyber Risk Assessment provides clarity and direction for your in-house leadership and technology professionals. Silent Sector provides industry leading NIST risk assessments to companies throughout the United States. 

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NIST SP 800-171 GAP ASSESSMENT METHOD

Standard NIST 800-171 Assessment Activities
SCOPING & PLANNING
  • Introduction Discussion
  • Assessment Scoping
  • Plan & Proposal Meeting
  • NIST 800-171 Risk Assessment Kickoff Meeting
ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES
  • Technical and Leadership Team Interviews
  • Governance Documentation Review
  • Alignment Roadmap Development
  • Executive & Technical Level Reporting
  • SPRS Self-Attestation Support if Needed
REVIEW &
SUPPORT
  • Post-Assessment Review Meeting
  • Framework Alignment Consultation
  • Discussions with Interested Stake Holders or Other Parties Upon Request
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