In Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series, we reviewed why companies that handle federally-defined Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) must comply with several sets of regulations and how RegDOX’s solution can enable that compliance. So how do you move forward to full implementation of ITAR/DFARS (i.e., CUI) compliance?
Question 3: How can RegDOX assist in achieving full compliance for organizations handling CUI?
Now that we’ve recognized the need for compliance and how the RegDOX Data Room System enables compliance, there is a three-step process to ensure that this enabling technology is fully utilized and that companies are compliant. First, an organization must assess its needs, typically referred to as a NIST 800-171 or preliminary CMMC assessment. Then, they must adopt enabling technology, policies, and processes to ensure the proper handling of CUI to, from, and within the operation. Finally, it must implement those policies and the compliance technology.
RegDOX has a unique ability grounded in its experience and technology to assist clients in assessing their current state of compliance, choosing the appropriate remedial efforts, and carrying forward an implementation plan to remedy discovered gaps in compliance.
Because of the broad reach of compliance it enables, using the RegDOX Secure Data Room System (RSDRS) and integrating it with appropriate corporate policies and procedures to achieve compliance can be a straightforward process, although one that relies on a deep commitment by an organization to cybersecurity. In order to participate in the Defense Industrial Base, however, organizations need to recognize and make this commitment to meeting federal regulations.
Companies can readily achieve compliance with these regulations while avoiding the unnecessary expense, disruption, and delay in implementing broader CUI controls affecting their entire IT infrastructure. But it takes the RSDRS technology and services to make this a reality. With that technology and those services, in short order companies can satisfy 85 of the 110 NIST 800-171/172 controls – the controls that require enabling technology – and have a robust platform to implement the remainder of controls that address written policies, training, and office procedures.
How can RegDOX assist in achieving CUI compliance? By letting companies know where compliance gaps exist, resolving cybersecurity gaps, and providing policies and procedures to remedy the remaining controls.