NIST 800-171

How to Prevent Data Breaches: 6 Best Practices

It’s not “if” a data breach occurs, but “when”.  Learn the 6 best practices to prevent a data breach and help you organization better prepare.

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5 HITRUST Regulatory Factors to Consider for International and State-level Privacy Compliance

WS HITRUST Blog Series

There are more than 20 optional regulatory factors that an organization can consider as part of a HITRUST assessment. These are individual options, based on specific industry requirements, and can be quite tricky to parse.  

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7 HITRUST Factors to Consider for Federal Compliance


Our discussion of HITRUST regulatory factors continues with a focus on federal compliance and their influence on HITRUST. Here are 7 HITRUST regulatory factors to consider for federal compliance, and our recommendations on how to address them. 

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Your Guide to FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST


The federal government processes large amounts of important data daily, which is why it is vital for government organizations to understand and undergo federal assessments such as FedRAMP, FISMA, NIST and NIST SP 800-171.

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Protecting the Nation: How to Achieve Federal Compliance


Federal assessments like FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST 800-171 help mitigate the risk of data breaches to important federal government agencies and departments, making them mandatory assessments used for federal security standards.

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A Quick NIST Cybersecurity Framework Summary


Running an organization today means not only performing expected business requirements and generating revenue, but also defending yourself against an endless onslaught of cybersecurity threats. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is designed to help you grow your organization while defending yourself from cyberattacks.

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DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance Deadline Quickly Approaching

The deadline for nonfederal contractors and subcontractors to meet DFARS NIST-171 compliance to maintain government contracts is December 31, 2017. Starting January 1, 2018, organizations must demonstrate compliance to win new and/or uphold existing Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. Organizations with existing contracts who fail to be compliant by 2018 may face breach of contract […]

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