NIST 800 Compliance Manager Service

NIST 800 Compliance

Are you looking for a consulting partner to meet the cybersecurity requirements to be a supplier to the United States Federal Government? Do you have a prime contractor asking you if your company is NIST or CMMC compliant? Are you a direct supplier for the United States Department of Defense (DoD)? InData Consulting offers security assessments and ongoing NIST 800 Compliance Management Services. Whether you are a direct supplier to the DoD or a subcontractor to a prime contractor, InData is here to help you achieve your goals.

If you are looking for a cybersecurity partner to help your company become NIST or CMMC compliant, InData Consulting is the right choice. We offer security assessments and ongoing compliance management services to ensure that your company meets all the necessary requirements.

We offer a wide range of cybersecurity services to help you overcome any security hurdle. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your business.

NIST 800 Compliance

The journey to compliance starts with an assessment to define your company’s security posture gaps. InData Consulting follows the DoD NIST 800 Self-Assessment process on your behalf. InData Consulting uses tools approved by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) which is the operational lead for Federal cybersecurity.

After the assessment is complete, InData Consulting will work with you to define and prioritize a remediation plan. The plan will be tailored to your organization’s unique needs and constraints. Implementation of the remediation plan will close your security posture gaps and bring your organization into compliance with NIST 800.

InData Consulting has a proven track record of helping organizations achieve and maintain compliance with NIST 800. We have the experience and expertise to help your organization get started on the journey to compliance today. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve NIST 800 compliance.

NIST 800 Compliance Process Overview

InData Consulting’s assessment identifies cybersecurity gaps and remediation steps. Once we have identified the gaps, we create a Plan of Action (POA) with steps we will take to resolve the non-compliant devices or rules. Depending on the current maturity of the security posture, the POA will list out all of the changes that need to take place.

What is a System Security Plan (SSP)? A System Security Plan (SSP) is a document meant to be updated as the company modifies systems that impacts security posture. Think of it as your corporate security blog, every major update or remediation needs to be recorded and reviewed. Information like company policies, network schematics, administration access, and security roles for employees and groups are important for a complete SSP.

The plan will describe each covered information system and a plan of action for each unimplemented security requirement. The plan will describe how and when the security requirement will be met. Depending on if you are dealing with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or Classified Information you may be required to increase the number of controls you have in place. We leverage the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for this scenario.

What is the Cybersecurity Maturing Model (CMMC)?

The CMMC is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) program that applies to Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors. It is a standard and certification model to ensure that DoD contractors properly protect sensitive information.

How do you score a NIST Self-Assessment? If all security requirements are implemented, a contractor is awarded a score of 110, consistent with the total number of NIST SP 800-171 security requirements. For each security requirement not met, the associated value is subtracted from 110.  The score of 110 is reduced by each requirement not implemented, which may result in a negative score. The final score is reported on the NIST Self-Assessment Report.

As you increase the level of CMMC based on the classification of the information you work with, each level of CMMC increases the complexity and rules around data protection. Let InData Consulting help you navigate the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800 Compliance process. If you would like to learn more, please use the contact us form below to engage a security specialist.