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Ross: NIST plans to update publication for handling controlled unclassified information

By Sara Friedman / November 23, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2022 will update its publication guiding agencies and industry on how to secure controlled unclassified information, a key component of the Pentagon’s CMMC program, according to lead author Ron Ross.

NIST Special Publication 800-171, “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations,” provides a tailored approach on how to use NIST’s massive catalog for security and privacy controls, known as Special Publication 800-53, using the moderate baseline and other requirements...

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