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Risk Assessment Checklist NIST 800-171

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Published 05/10/2020

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 is a subset of IT security controls derived from NIST SP 800-53.  NIST SP 800-53 provides a catalog of cybersecurity and privacy controls for all U.S. federal information systems except those related to national security.  The IT security controls in the “NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2 – Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations” are mandatory when nonfederal entities share, collect, process, store, or transmit controlled unclassified information (CUI) on behalf of federal agencies. CUI is defined as any information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to federal law, regulation, or governmentwide policy.   This NIST SP 800-171 checklist will help you comply with NIST standards…

How Can RMIS Support Risk Management?

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Published 07/10/2018

A risk management information system (RMIS) allows you to automate many of the difficult to organize tasks involved in compiling, storing, and communicating risk information.

What is Risk Management on Projects?

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Published 03/29/2018

As a project manager, you know how complex and multi-layered is your job. But do you have a risk management plan for projects? Project management entails a plethora of activities, in concert and simultaneous, that carry a project from the idea stage all the way through to finalized development.  These activities include: initiating the project; creating a timetable, distributing information, observing change and making adjustments, and compiling data when the project has been completed. And all these activities should follow a project risk management plan. This ups the ante for you. Now, you must not only oversee the project and execute the project risk management strategy, you also need a fundamental understanding of the identified risks to your project as…

Here’s Why Regulatory Compliance Is Important

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Published 03/01/2018

The phrase regulatory compliance comes with the onomatopoetic groaning sound made by most people involved in it. Despite what many consider the drudgery of rules and pedantic details, regulatory compliance offers several benefits for companies. Why Regulatory Compliance is an Important Part of Business Today Any compliance officer will tell you that financial safety is the first benefit associated with regulatory compliance. Regulatory noncompliance costs organizations steep penalties. More importantly for the c-suite, regulatory compliance provides guidance that helps businesses succeed.  Compliance law evolved to help create parity in the marketplace while offering consumers a sense of security. Enterprises need compliance to prosper ethically. Often, however, regulatory requirements feel like a quagmire dragging down profitability. Easing compliance management burdens with…