NIST SP 800-171

Simplified Journey to Compliance

We have worked with major defense contractors all over the United States. The implementation of our integrated GRC platform automates the workflows, helps identify and remedy gaps for passing through the complexities of NIST SP 800-171 and DFARS compliance to make you eligible for profitable and rewarding defense deals.

  • Identifying the Deficiencies of Defense Suppliers
  • Improved Core Controls per DFARS
  • Pinpointing Critical Assets Needing Protection
  • Remedial Methods for CUI Leakage Threats
  • Heightened Cybersecurity & Monitoring
  • Coordination with Other Compliance Modules

What is NIST SP 800-171?

NIST SP 800-171: A codification of the requirements that any nonfederal computer system must follow in order to store, process, or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or provide security protection for such systems. NIST SP 800-171 compliance is currently required by some DoD contracts via DFARS clause 252.204-7012.*


*NIST, Protecting Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations (NIST Special Publication 800-171), updated January 14, 2016, withdrawal December 20, 2017.

Platform for NIST SP 800-171 & DFARS Compliance


DFARS regulations and NIST guidance play an important role in the United States to enable cybersecurity robustness. For defense contractors and subcontractors, regulations can provide minimum guidance to assist them with becoming cyber secure.

Ignyte Assurance Platform empowers your organization to follow the changing mandates of the DFARS framework outlined in NIST SP 800-171 with simplicity and ease. Our automated GRC solution offers steadily advancing measures that enable the defense firms to become DFARS & NIST SP 800-171 compliant by the implementation of internal control infrastructure.

Third Party Validation

Ignyte Assurance Platform helps your organization establish a third-party validation service for your defense supply chain. The service comprises a compliance assessment following the NIST 800-171 requirements and controls for validating your subcontractors. This service provides a risk score and remediation recommendations to enable them to comply.

Compliance Gap Remediation

Ignyte Assurance Platform’s DFARS compliance framework calls out the items contained within the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) that require action. We work according to the IT infrastructure’s existing state for making the remediation of compliance gaps by utilizing techniques such as multi-factor authentication, encryption, and regular awareness workshops.

Self-Evaluation Program

Your organization must also continually evaluate and sustain the controls provided by NIST SP 800-171, as systems keep on evolving and often become non-compliant. Ignyte Assurance Platform enables quick remediation through its DFARS framework that implements a system-wide self-evaluation program that works round the clock and validates & alerts for any emerging or evolving compliance gaps.

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