NIST SP 800-171
The NIST 800-171 is a Special Publication released by NIST, and it features suggested requirements that can be used by organizations to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI). It is commonly used by defense contractors and manufacturers for protecting government and sensitive data, and also maintaining compliance with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
Moreover, manufacturers who are looking to undertake government and defense contracts on a regular basis need to comply with the requirements and recommendations made by the NIST SP 800-171 framework.
To implement the NIST SP 800-171, organizations can work with a cybersecurity consultant that helps them assess their existing cybersecurity infrastructure, and also understands the requirements of this framework completely. This way, they would be able to recommend implementing this special publication into a company’s cybersecurity infrastructure if it is the most viable solution.