If your organization is looking to strengthen its cyber defenses or implement a security program for the first time to meet DFARS compliance requirements, the NIST SP 800-171 framework is the foundation. Many companies are still using an ad-hoc approach to cybersecurity and neglecting the importance of setting an industry standard at the foundation. Silent Sector can help you choose the appropriate controls, analyze deficiencies, create a roadmap, and implement proactive security measures to achieve NIST SP 800-171 alignment.
Silent Sector builds and matures proactive cybersecurity programs aligned to NIST SP 800-171, to develop a long-term cyber risk management foundations that allow defense organizations to operate with clarity and peace of mind.
From complete framework alignment services to individual control support such as penetration testing and governance documentation development, the Silent Sector Expertise-Driven Cybersecurity methodology provides customized services to companies looking to align with the NIST SP 800-171 risk assessment framework.
We employ a distinct approach that leverages the technologies you already have, only making recommendations for further investment when required to achieve business objectives. With this approach, clients save time, costs, and confusion, while freeing resources to work on other critical business operations.
Silent Sector's NIST cybersecurity audit team can advance your cyber risk management vision with our effective solutions specifically tailored to the size and industry of your company.
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NIST SP 800-171a is a recognized and respected cybersecurity framework that is appropriate for most mid-market and emerging companies. It is often followed by companies that control sensitive but not classified information for the federal government. This can include financial data, trade secrets, and patents. There are a total of 14 control categories that make up NIST SP 800-171a. These are Access Control, Awareness and Training, Audit and Accountability, Configuration Management, Identification and Authentication, Incident Response, Maintenance, Media Protection, Physical Protection, Personnel Security, Risk Assessment, Security Assessment, System and Communications Protection, and System and Information Integrity. The NIST framework requires organizations to ask questions such as who is accessing what data, who can view what data, and if a breach occurs what plan do we have and who will be notified?
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