How NIST 800-171 can help you establish network security protocols for your business, even if you don’t contract with the DoD.
We’ve written a lot lately about NIST 800-171 and what your business can do to become compliant. But while these compliance standards are only mandatory for businesses filling federal or DoD contracts, they can be used by anyone interested in creating a more rigorous set of network security Brighton protocols for their business. If you are concerned about your network security and are looking for a way to better protect sensitive information, this is a good place to start.
How can NIST 800-171 help protect your business?
Poor internet security is one of the greatest threats to your business. Beyond being a PR disaster, a security breach can expose sensitive client information—such as credit card information or medical records. It can also leak key business documents that can damage your competitive edge in both foreign and domestic markets.
By following the network security Brighton protocols outlined in NIST 800-171, you can be reasonably assured that you’ve done your part to keep this sensitive information out of the wrong hands While you can certainly find other standards, or develop one for yourself, for many businesses doing so would be repeating work for no obvious benefit. NIST 800-171 provides a rigorous and recognizable standard which can reassure clients and help bolster your reputation as a business which places a priority on security. You can even use it as a baseline for building an even more secure system for yourself.
You don’t have to work for the government to be NIST 800-171 compliant.
Most of the businesses we work with are interested in NIST 800-171 for the purposes of fulfilling their government contracts. But these security standards can apply to any industry, or any business looking for some guidelines to become more secure. In fact, the oil, gas, and commercial airlines industries are widely adopting these standards to improve their own network security.
We can help bring your network security up to standard.
At Brightline, we’ve worked with many Michigan businesses to build network security protocols to keep their sensitive information safe. We can conduct a free network assessment to determine what needs to be done to improve your network security. And if you would like to learn more about NIST 800-171, take a look at our FAQ page.