Comply with NIST SP 800-171 & DFAR contracts

NIST SP 800-171 is a set of guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that outlines security requirements for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal information systems and organizations. It provides a framework for protecting sensitive information, including information related to national security, in non-federal organizations that are involved in contracts with the U.S. government.

DFAR, on the other hand, stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. It is a supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and provides additional regulations and procedures specific to the acquisition of goods and services by the Department of Defense (DoD) and its contractors. DFAR includes regulations related to cybersecurity and data protection that contractors must comply with, including the implementation of NIST SP 800-171 guidelines for protecting CUI.

Comply with NIST – protect Controlled Unclassified Information

HelpRange easily lets you comply with NIST and DFAR contract requirements for protection of CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information).

To maintain information security, it is essential to regulate document access, render information inaccessible both automatically and upon request, govern document usage (e.g., restrict printing or limit usage to particular locations), monitor document usage, and enforce security controls regardless of the location where documents are stored.

Comply with NIST SP 800-171 guidelines for protecting CUI

Our document platform can help you easily comply with these regulations.

Access compliance

Through our document security and controls, you can provide evidence of which individuals registered to access certain information and those who did not, regardless of their authorization. Additionally, you have the ability to demonstrate when particular documents were accessed, as well as the location where they were accessed from, if necessary. Furthermore, any document printing activity can be monitored and recorded.

Information becomes inaccessible

In certain situations, there is a legal obligation to retain information for a specified duration, often 1 or 2 years, and after this time has elapsed, the information may be disposed of. However, it is crucial to ensure that the information is destroyed at the appropriate time and cannot be retrieved from backups or personal copies. With HelpRange document DRM, you can establish an end date for each document, guaranteeing that after this date, the document will be inaccessible and effectively destroyed. For more information on this topic, please refer to document retention guidelines.

Legal access

As part of the legal process, known as discovery, or when providing documents to your own advisers, you may need to grant access to privileged documents to lawyers or other investigators. It is important to ensure that only authorized documents are used and to track which parties have accessed them. This approach effectively prevents others from conducting "fishing trips" through your information and complies with the NIST SP 800-171 regulations regarding controlled access to information. Additionally, by setting an expiry date for information, you can promptly revoke access when necessary.

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