There are a lot of misconceptions out there about NIST compliance. Many assume at least one of the following assumptions about NIST compliance is true:
- Becoming NIST compliant is inordinately expensive
- If you don’t work for the government, then you don’t need to be NIST compliant
- You’re already out of time to become NIST compliant because it’s past deadline
Which one(s) do you think are true?
In reality … they are all false statements.
NIST Compliance 101
With NIST 800-171, it’s the contractor’s responsibility to safeguard all data and information related to any work performed for the DoD, including:
Information that would
be described as
If you’re not NIST compliant, you’re technically no longer qualified to contract with the DoD – no matter which contracts you have in place or the professional relationships you’ve built over the years.
NIST Compliance Support From LaScala
LaScala has experience successfully completing NIST 800-171 Assessments, IT Security Audits, and delivering cybersecurity best practices consulting in both private and public sector environments of all sizes.
Our team will implement a robust, 3rd-party validation service that examines your supply chain in order to assess compliance with NIST 800-171 controls for your subcontractors. Any identified noncompliance risks will be addressed with a recommended remediation strategy.
Our streamlined assessment process can guide you through NIST compliance.