The NIST 800-171 R1 Standard and its Evolution

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the official measure institute for the United States. It is a non-regulatory government agency that belongs to the Department of Commerce. NIST is responsible for creating measurement standards to improve efficiency in data centers. The NIST has recently released Special Publication 800-171 which covers the security of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), specifically in Information Systems and Organizations outside of the government.

This new publication provides guidance on ensuring that systems designed to process, store, or transmit CUI information are properly secured. Compliance