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
Comply with NIST SP 800-171 guidelines for protecting CUI
Our document platform can help you easily comply with these regulations.
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
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.
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.