NIST 800-171

NIST 800-171 Compliance Automation

What is it good for?

NIST 800-171 is a set of guidelines created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Compliance with these guidelines is mandatory for organizations that handle CUI, including contractors and subcontractors working with the US federal government.

NIST 800-171 Compliance Challenges

Ensuring compliance with NIST 800-171 can be a time-consuming and complex process due to several key factors:

  1. Complexity of the guidelines: The guidelines are comprehensive and detailed, covering 110 security requirements across 14 different categories. The technical nature of the guidelines and the requirement for organizations to implement them in their unique IT environments can make the process challenging.
  2. Resource-intensive: Implementing the guidelines requires a significant investment of time, money, and resources. Organizations need to conduct a thorough assessment of their IT infrastructure and security measures to identify gaps and make necessary changes to meet the requirements.
  3. Continuous monitoring: NIST 800-171 compliance is not a one-time activity, but an ongoing process that requires continuous monitoring and updating. Organizations need to ensure that their security measures are effective and up-to-date, and that they are addressing any new or emerging threats.
  4. Vendor management: Organizations that handle CUI may also need to involve third-party service providers, such as cloud providers or software vendors, in the compliance process. This can add an extra layer of complexity, as organizations need to ensure that these providers are also meeting the necessary requirements.

However, with the right automation tools and solutions, organizations can streamline their compliance efforts and reduce the risk of noncompliance.

At Cypago, we offer a range of NIST 800-171 automation capabilities that can help your organization achieve compliance quickly and easily. Our Compliance Automation platform is designed to simplify the compliance process, minimize manual effort, and improve overall security posture.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect when automating NIST 800-171 compliance with Cypago:

Compliance Assessment

Our automated evidence collection and analysis engine automates the assessment process by identifying and analyzing all compliance-related settings, configurations, and data. The tool then generates a live compliance report that highlights areas of noncompliance (gaps) and provides a clear path for remediation.


Control Implementation

Using our Open Compliance engine, users can choose from a range of over 1500+ automated controls that can be used to monitor compliance with the NIST 800-171 requirements, including access controls, audit and accountability, and configuration management.


Continuous Monitoring

Our continuous monitoring engine enables real-time monitoring of all relevant systems and data sources. This helps organizations quickly identify and respond to security compliance gaps, reducing the exposure to revenue loss and excessive costs.



Compliance Management

Cypago enables GRC managers and security compliance leaders to easily collaborate with stakeholders across the organization ensuring that all systems and components are configured securely and in compliance with NIST 800-171 guidelines. Moreover, the interaction with an external or internal auditor is streamlined by using the set of data sharing and communication tools built into the platform.



At Cypago, we understand the challenges organizations face when it comes to complying with NIST 800-171. That’s why we’ve developed a range of automation capabilities and tools that can help reduce the time and efforts required during the compliance process and improve overall security posture.

Contact us today to learn more about our NIST 800-171 automation solution and how we can help your organization achieve compliance quickly and easily.

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