NIST Finalizes Updated Guidelines for Protecting Sensitive Information

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June 3, 2024 | Originally published by NIST on May 14, 2024

Contractors and other organizations that do business with the federal government now have clearer, more straightforward guidance for protecting the sensitive data they handle.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has finalized its updated guidelines for protecting this data, known as controlled unclassified information (CUI), in two publications:  Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations (NIST Special Publication [SP] 800-171, Revision 3) and its companion, Assessing Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information (NIST SP 800-171A, Revision 3).

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