Higher education institutions continue to refine their understanding of the impact of NIST Special Publication 800-171 on their IT systems and the data they receive from the federal government. This compliance template will help institutions map the NIST SP 800-171 requirements to other common security standards used in higher education, and provides suggested responses to controls listed in NIST SP 800-171.
The NIST SP 800-171 Compliance Template was prepared by Common Solutions Group (http://stonesoup.org/) members. Its purpose is to provide a starting point for NIST SP 800-171 compliance. It is published by EDUCAUSE with the permission of the Common Solutions Group Steering Committee. The template was updated July 2022.