Lunarline Unveils NIST 800-171 Compliance Quick Start Program

Lunarline recently announced the NIST 800-171 Quick Start Compliance Program to help Department of Defense (DoD) contractors scale the NIST learning curve, safeguard DoD data and keep their Defense contracts.

“DoD set an aggressive December 2017 deadline for implementing NIST 800-171 and they’re sticking to it,” said Lunarline CEO Waylon Krush.

“This requirement isn’t limited to prime contractors. A lot of small businesses are panicking as prime contractors threaten to cancel subcontracts for failure to comply.”

The Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) mandates that contractors comply with the security controls provided in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations.

Under the DFARS rule entitled “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information” contractors have until December 2017 to adopt NIST 800-171.

“At first glance the NIST Special Publications seem intimidating,” said Mr. Krush.

“But they really aren’t that bad. Our NIST 800-171 Compliance Quick Start Program helps organizations chasing that December deadline play catch-up.”

“We can get your security compliance program back on track and equip you with the security capabilities you need to continue chasing DoD contracts.”

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The Quick Start Compliance Program provides organizations with the training, technical testing, gap analysis and expert consulting support necessary to efficiently meet 800-171 requirements.

The program’s goal is to equip your staff with the skills, checklists and templates necessary to independently achieve and maintain compliance.

Details of the 800-171 Quick Start Compliance Program 

The Quick Start Compliance Program is a 3-4 week engagement, culminating with an on site visit by Lunarline security experts to provide hands-on guidance to your IT and cybersecurity teams. This will involve the following activities:

  • High-level review of your organization’s IT and security documentation, diagrams, architecture and practices
  • A boundary definition exercise, to help streamline compliance activities by focusing on in-scope assets
  • A half-day on site NIST 800-171 training session
  • A round table discussion with your team to solve specific compliance challenges
  • Technical testing to shed light on security deficiencies and lay the groundwork for 800-171 implementation
  • The development of an actionable plan to efficiently achieve compliance with the 800-171 controls.

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However Lunarline also offers turnkey compliance program support and can even assume responsibility for your entire security and compliance program using a managed security service model.

“We’ve helped 100s of private sector organizations successfully navigate federal compliance requirements,” said Mr. Krush.

“We work in partnership with our clients to minimize security cost and to ensure that compliance does not come at the expense of business success.”

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