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Is there a NIST 800-171 certification?


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Is there a NIST 800-171 certification?


No, there is no NIST 800-171 certification. NIST 800-171 is a set of security requirements developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in the defense industrial base.

The requirements are intended to help organizations protect CUI from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. However, organizations can use the NIST 800-171 requirements to help them prepare for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) assessment.

The CMMC is a certification process that assesses an organization’s security posture and provides a certification level based on the results. The CMMC uses the NIST 800-171 requirements as one of its assessment criteria. Organizations that successfully complete the CMMC assessment can receive a certification at one of five levels, depending on their security posture.

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