Data-Centric Security: A Common Sense Approach to NIST
NIST 800-171 is a set of regulations that mandates the security of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) throughout its journey for protection against any cyber incident.
What makes compliance to NIST 800-171 tricky is that there is no certification and that it is open to interpretation by every agency that uses it.
Persistent Granular Usage Controls Enable Secure Collaboration
Companies involved in producing products for an esteemed organization like Department of Defense may find it challenging to collaborate with one another without risking a cyber mishap. A simple solution is to leverage data-centric security by applying persistent granular usage controls to information. Data Centric Security enables orgnanizations to collaborate in a secure environment across the supply chain, thus ensuring compliance to NIST 800-171.
Three Reasons Data-Centric Security Is Ideal for Addressing Key Aspects of NIST
CONTROL DOCUMENT USE
Control who can use the information and what they can do with the file even while it is being utilized
TRACK DOCUMENTS WHEREVER THEY TRAVEL
Track the use of information wherever it travels, including the devices or IP addresses the information was utilized from for smoother automated tracking makes NIST audit reporting easier
Revoke access to information – whether it is inside or outside the organization – whenever you deem necessary