San Francisco Circuits is pleased to announce NIST 800-171
compliance–meaning we are able to protect sensitive government data and information
following the federal guidelines.
July 6, 2020 -
San Francisco Circuits (SFC),
a provider of PCB fabrication and assembly, announces they are fully compliant with
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Special Publication 800-171
requiring companies to adhere to specific guidelines to protect data and information
pertaining to federal or state agencies. Being in compliance ensures proper data
handling is in place for maintaining the trust of partners, vendors, contractors,
and customers–especially when federal or state agencies are involved. The federal
government requires companies to be compliant with 800-171 to protect Controlled
Unclassified Information (CUI).
CUI is sensitive information relevant to the interests of the United States government.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created Special Publication
800-171 to help protect Controlled Unclassified Information. These standards must
be followed by anyone dealing with any type of potentially sensitive information
for federal or state agencies. The process to achieve NIST 800-171 compliance is
long and arduous, and San Francisco Circuits is proud to announce they are now fully
What Does It Mean to Be in NIST 800-171 Compliance?
NIST 800-171 governs Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Non-Federal
systems and companies. NIST 800-171 compliance lays out a set of standards that
define how to safeguard and distribute sensitive material. The primary reason for
the compliance is to make sure unclassified information that isn't part of federal
information systems and organizations is properly protected and consistent. Under
the federal regulations, companies that have NIST 800-171 compliance are required
to assess and document handling of information in more than a dozen different areas.
What Requirements Are Necessary for NIST 800-171 Compliance?
Not all customers or clients require NIST 800-171 certification, but most projects
pertaining to government contracts require it according to federal law. With certification
in NIST 800-171, it ensures the safety and protection of information and sensitive
project data. There are a number of requirements to fulfill for NIST 800-171 certification,
and they are:
- Limiting access to the system.
- There must be processes in place that limit
system access to authorized users only.
- CUI flow must be controlled.
- CUI can be transmitted to a number of different
locations and users, and the transmission/flow must be controlled and monitored.
- Prevent non-privileged users from gaining access.
- There must be a clear
separation of individuals' responsibilities to reduce the risk of fraud and improper
transmission of sensitive information.
- Automatically shut down a session due to suspicious activity.
- There needs
to be a limit to login attempts and warning banners and locking mechanisms that
terminate sessions after a period of inactivity to protect information.
- Encrypting remote access and sessions.
- There needs to be strict protocols
for remote access to ensure the connections are properly encrypted to prevent information
from being stolen or improperly accessed.
These are the main requirements for NIST 800-171 compliance, and the federal
government takes the protection of sensitive information very seriously. This is
a very impressive certification that sets a company apart from other competitors
because you know they take the proper precautions and steps to protect sensitive
Expertise in PCB Fabrication & Assembly
San Francisco Circuits is a PCB fabrication and assembly company specializing
in producing high-quality PCBs in a number of custom and common layouts. Their engineers
can go above and beyond to meet your PCB layout & assembly needs. They provide
exceptional technical expertise and also affordable pricing in addition to their
high-quality customer service. San Francisco Circuits has quickly become a power
player in PCB fabrication and assembly.
San Francisco Circuits looks forward to discussing your next PCB project. You
can contact San Francisco Circuits for PCB projects of any size or scope knowing
your data or information is safe and well-protected. Contact an experienced San
Francisco Circuits engineer to discuss their complete PCB capabilities, from production
to testing, and learn how they can help bring your concept to reality. Call 1-800-SFC-5143
About San Francisco Circuits
San Francisco Circuits is a leading provider of printed circuit board fabrication
and assembly. Their specialty is in the complex, advanced technology of PCB fabrication,
producing high quality multi-layered PCBs from elaborate layouts. With San Francisco
Circuits and their partner network, customers gain the benefit of unparalleled technical
expertise at competitive prices and the most progressive solutions available. San
Francisco Circuits has locations in San Diego and headquarters in San Mateo, California.
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Posted July 6, 2020