NIST Compliance

We understand NIST Compliance because we've gone through it. Our methodology to NIST 800-171 compliance makes it easy.

WHAT IS NIST 800-171?

NIST 800-171 is a cyber-security framework which provides a list of best practices in the form of controls that an organization may use to heighten the security of their systems and networks. Management and IT teams in government contracting organizations are finding this to be a daunting task. Compliance was due by December 31, 2017, and many organizations are behind. Riptide has developed a methodology to help customers contracting with the US Government to adopt the security requirements in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171. This is mandated by DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) in order to protect CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information) in “Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations.”

NIST has been around for a long time – but the need to comply has not. If you’re a small company not directly doing business with the government, this could be the first time you’re hearing about NIST 800-171 and the need to comply. Companies that are working with the government (either directly or indirectly further down the federal supply chain) need to be compliant with the latest NIST 800-171 mandate as of December 31, 2017.

NIST Compliance

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  • A phishing test will allow you to understand the risk phishing could have on your organization from employees clicking on malicious emails or web-pages.


  • Identify vulnerable areas of your business.


Protect Sensitive Information

Companies who are compliant with NIST 800-171 are more aware in protecting important information such as sensitive data and PII. They're also more prepared in recognizing data breaches.

Differentiate Your Company

Being compliant to the latest NIST standard allows companies to differentiate themselves from the competition who are not compliant. Protecting your data and winning more customers? It's a win-win.

Avoid Legal and Compliance Repercussions

If your organization suffers a data breach and is not compliant, your customers may try to use litigation to recover any damages. In addition, any government data that may be breached could result in additional legal action and hefty fines.


Why should you conduct a NIST Compliance test with us?

Organizations vary greatly in size and types of IT infrastructure, as well as internal capacity and capability. Riptide’s approach is to be flexible and provide our customers with the level of services they require. This could vary from overall guidance to detailed implementation.


Requirement Tracking

We'll complete an itemized tracking process of all the requirements for your organization.

Map Out Requirements

We will then map the requirements to the technical implementations needed.

Provide Appropriate Technology

Next, we will provide the technology and application-specific experience.

Project Management Support

Finally, our team will provide project management support to ensure your success.


Feel free to contact us and we'll be more than happy to assist you.
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