Review the the DFARS requirement that led to NIST 800-171 Course

An overview of the DFARS requirement to protect Controlled Unclassified Information and the history led to the development of NIST 800-171, including key terminology you need to know.

31 minutes

Course description

DFARS clause 252.204-7012 calls for the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). In this first course, we will review the history that led to the implementation of NIST SP 800-171, including key terms, applicability of the requirements and a high-level overview of the Body of Evidence (BOE) that documents implementation of controls that satisfy the 110 requirements including Policies, a System Security Plan (SSP) and Plans of Action and Milestones (POAM).


Body of evidence

Video - 00:05:00

A look at policies, System Security Plans (SSP) and Plans of Action and Milestones (POAM).
NIST 800-171 applicability, scoping and requirements

Video - 00:08:00

Understanding when NIST SP 800-171 is applicable to your organization. Limiting where CUI is stored, transmitted or processed to limit efforts and costs to protect it. Understanding the assumptions and requirements of NIST SP 800-171.
How we got to NIST 800-171

Video - 00:07:00

The history and timeline that led to NIST SP 800-171.
Understand Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Video - 00:03:00

A look at Controlled Unclassified Information, or CUI. What it is, how to identify it and why you need to protect it.
Key terms

Video - 00:04:00

The key terms you need to know to attack NIST 800-171 compliance.
DFARS review

Video - 00:05:00

A review of the DFARS clauses that led to NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC, including 252.204-7008 and 252.204-7012.

Meet the author

Dave Hatter

Dave Hatter is an accomplished, enthusiastic, award-winning technology professional and servant leader with more than 30 years of software development, cybersecurity, and project management experience. He has earned numerous industry certifications including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSP, CSSLP, Security+, Network+, MS Azure Fundamentals, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PSM 1, PSD 1, and ITIL Foundation V3 and holds a BS in Information Systems from NKU. He has written or contributed to 12 technology books, written more than 100 technology related articles and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Money, MSNBC, Salon, Reader’s Digest, MSN, Business Insider, The Street, Yahoo!Money, The Ladders,, InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, CIO, CSO, CIO Update, Search CIO, Digital Trends, Tech Beacon, CyberNews, Lifewire and GearBrain.

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