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GRC Assessment Software for NIST 800-171
Enhance your security posture for government work
Protecting sensitive information is essential for federal contract work. Efficiently assess your organization’s practices and get aligned with NIST 800-171 standards in Isora.
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Easily invite auditors to Isora to share risk assessments, reports and more

Increase situational awareness

Track where private data is stored, who has access, and how it’s handled in a comprehensive inventory

Be more resilient and responsive

Engage and educate people across your organization to handle information securely

Evaluate compliance at scale
Jumpstart the assessment process with NIST 800-171 questionnaire templates. Securely collect evidence and share best practices with stakeholders.
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  • Questionnaire designer
  • Assessment dashboard
  • User delegation
Increase visibility with a central record
Follow the devices, applications and people that handle controlled unclassified data (CUI). Isora helps track all the details in a comprehensive inventory.
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  • Permission and ownership tracking
  • Deployment tracking
  • Data classification tracking
Risk Register & Reports
Make proactive decisions to protect data
Analyze survey responses in detailed reports and scorecards. Identify any security gaps and share findings to carry out necessary measures.
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  • Risk findings reports
  • CSV & PDF exports
  • Risk ownership tracking
Isora transforms our approach to information security risk management, enabling our team to have meaningful conversations with people across disciplines, driving security improvements and a culture of risk awareness. It's been a game-changer for us.

Cam Beasley, Chief Information Security Officer

The University of Texas at Austin
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What is NIST 800-171?

NIST 800-171, titled “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations,” is a set of guidelines developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help nonfederal entities safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This document is crucial for organizations in the defense industrial base or those handling CUI as part of their federal contracts. It specifies security controls across 14 families, addressing aspects like access control and incident response. Compliance with NIST 800-171 is integral to meeting the requirements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a certification process that assesses a company’s adherence to certain cybersecurity practices and processes, including those outlined in NIST 800-171.

Who needs to implement NIST 800-171?

Organizations that need to implement NIST 800-171 are typically nonfederal entities that handle, process, or store Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) as part of their contractual obligations with the federal government. This includes contractors, subcontractors, and private sector companies working within the defense industrial base, as well as other industries engaged in partnerships with federal agencies.

How can a GRC Assessment Platform help with the NIST 800-171?

A GRC Assessment Platform like Isora empowers organizations to develop and sustain an information security risk management program that aligns with NIST 800-171. Utilizing Isora, organizations can inventory their IT assets, applications, third-party vendors, organizational units, and people, establishing a comprehensive overview essential for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The platform enables continuous risk self-assessments, critical for assessing and aligning with NIST 800-171 standards. Identified risks are tracked in a risk register, facilitating prioritized follow-up and mitigation. This structured approach not only aids in achieving compliance with NIST 800-171 but also strengthens the organization’s overall information security posture.

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