The Basics: NIST 800-171 & CMMC

Sebastian AbbinantiCompliance, Security

NIST 800-171 and CMMC represent two critical frameworks in the realm of cybersecurity, particularly within the context of government contracts and the defense industry. NIST 800-171 provides foundational guidelines for protecting CUI, CMMC expands upon these principles to establish a standardized framework for assessing and certifying the cybersecurity maturity of defense contractors, thereby strengthening the overall security posture of the …