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How long does it take to become NIST 800-171 compliant?


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How long does it take to become NIST 800-171 compliant?


Preparation: The first step in becoming NIST 800-171 compliant is to prepare for the process. This includes understanding the requirements of the standard and assessing the current state of the organization’s security. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on the complexity of the organization’s IT infrastructure.

Implementation: Once the organization has a clear understanding of the requirements, the next step is to implement the necessary controls and processes. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on the size and complexity of the organization.

Testing: Once the controls and processes have been implemented, the organization must test them to ensure they meet the requirements of the standard. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on the complexity of the organization’s IT infrastructure and the scope of the testing.

Documentation: The final step in becoming NIST 800-171 compliant is to document the security controls and processes that have been implemented. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on the complexity of the organization’s IT infrastructure and the scope of the documentation.

Overall, it can take anywhere from 6 months to a year or more to become NIST 800-171 compliant, depending on the size and complexity of the organization.

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