DFARS NIST 800-171 Assessments


Do your organization need to comply with NIST 800-171, If your organization holds a US federal contract or is a supplier on a US federal contract, then your organization likely has CUI.

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published a FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) supplement referred to as the Defense Acquisition Federal Regulation Supplement (DFARS). DFARS is intended to maintain cybersecurity standards according to requirements laid out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), specifically NIST SP 800-171.

Risk Cognizance has helped DoD contractors navigate the complexities and financial hurdles of NIST 800-171. Our DFARS – NIST 800-171 Compliance Solution ensures compliance in 3 simple steps, and we can help you apply for your state’s DFARS financial assistance program. Contact us now to learn how we can help you.

NIST 800-171 consulting Services with CyberSecOP

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NIST 800-171 Security Assessment & Compliance Services

NIST 800-171, DFARS, & CMMC Compliance Consultants. At Risk Cognizance our experts will guiding you through the process of achieving NIST 800-171 compliance by implementing security measures for defence to reduce risk and cyber incidents.

No need worry Risk Cognizance provide all the services needed to get you in compliance: Nexgen Firewall, Advance Threat Endpoint Protection, Managed Patch Management, 24/7 Monitoring and Maintenance of your systems, Business Continuity Plan and Systems, Security and Incident Response Team.

Vulnerability Assessments

Risk Cognizance utilize a unified risk based approach based on NIST, OWASP and ISO to accomplish comprehensive vulnerability testing. This aid us in identifying gaps in multiple type of technology and environment to the CUI data, which is protected by DFAR.

Penetration Testing

Our security team will simulate real-world attacks to assess the security control protecting external applications, systems, network, and mobile applications vulnerabilities.

Assess Risk to Organizational Operations

Periodically assess the risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, and individuals, resulting from the operation of organizational systems and the associated processing, storage, or transmission of CUI.

Cyber Incident Reporting

If contractors experience a cyber incident that impacts CUI, then they must do the following:

  • Perform an analysis and gather evidence to determine if specific CUI was compromised on contractor computers or servers.

  • Rapidly report (within 72 hours) the discovery of the cyber incident. A medium-assurance certificate will be required to report the incident.

  • Preserve and protect OS images and other forensic evidence (e.g. packet captures, logs, etc.) for 90 days.


CyberSecOP’s security team will assess current compliance state and identify CUI exposure and potential liability. Findings will use to identify gaps in the security posture, verification of current policies and procedures to safeguard CUI, and a detailed roadmap and recommended measures for NIST 800-171 compliance.

  • Review 24/7 monitoring and maintenance of your systems

  • Review business continuity plan in times of disaster

Enterprise IT Infrastructure

Assessments infrastructure control, to identify gaps in relation to overall security of system and in compliance with DFAR and NIST 800-171, Below are some of the more commonly practiced NIST-800-171 Special Publications that Risk Cognizance Secure has experience in assisting with implementation, design, authorization and configuration:

DFARS 7012/NIST 800-171

Depending on the nature of your DoD contract, you will be expected to self-certify compliance with one or more of the following clauses. Our specialists are here to help.

  • NIST 800-171 Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls

  • NIST 800-171: Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information

  • NIST 800-171: Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting

DFAR Implement System Security Plans

Develop, document, periodically update, and implement system security plans for organizational information systems that describe the security requirements in place or planned for the systems.

3.8 Media Protection

3.9 Personnel Security

3.10 Physical Protection

3.11 Risk Assessment

3.12 Security Assessment

3.13 Systems and Communications

3.14 Systems and Information Integrity

3.1 Access Control

3.2 Awareness and Training

3.3 Audit and Accountability

3.4 Configuration Management

3.5 Identification and Authentication

3.6 Incident Response

3.7 Maintenance

If you are an organization in need help maintaining or implementing DFARS 7012/NIST 800-171 compliance, we urge you to call Risk Cognizance as soon as possible. Effective, targeted compliance program is our specialty. We can offer you exactly the type of NIST 800-171 consulting services you need to help you maintain or achieve DFARS 7012/NIST 800-171 compliance.

When you contact Risk Cognizance for NIST 800 consulting services, we can provide capabilities, and the toolsets needed to become compliance. These are cybersecurity experts with DOD experiences background who have a strong understanding of how these regulations affect your business.