CCI Works with Business and Industry to Help Them Become DoD Compliant
By Diane Godwin Graphics By Katie Clarke
Large and small companies play major roles in executing contracts awarded by the U.S. government and have become targets for many cyber attackers. Not protecting government data properly can drastically impact the viability and reputation of these small businesses, as well as negatively impact the interests of the United States. As a result, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wrote requirements that state how this type of information should be protected. The result was NIST Special Publication 800-171, "Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations". CCI is helping small and large business understand the regulations and offers advice on how to implement them.