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RSI Security Unveils Strategic Response to NIST's Latest Draft Guidance on Protecting Sensitive Unclassified Information


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[San Diego, California] — [November 10, 2023] —  RSI Security, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, proudly announces its strategic response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST’s) recently released draft guidance on safeguarding sensitive unclassified information. This groundbreaking initiative underlines RSI Security's ongoing commitment to delivering cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

NIST released draft guidance on Thursday, outlining revised cybersecurity requirements for federal agencies and government contractors. This update, the third iteration of NIST's standards for protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI), addresses the need for enhanced security controls without classification. RSI Security recognizes the significance of this guidance in elevating the cybersecurity posture of organizations handling government-owned or business-related data.

RSI Security's response aligns with NIST's vision by offering strategic solutions that enable organizations to implement specific cybersecurity safeguards outlined in the closely related NIST publication, SP 800-53 Rev. 5. This alignment streamlines the application of SP 800-53's catalog of technical tools, or "controls," to achieve SP 800-171's cybersecurity outcomes. RSI Security's commitment to translating these guidelines into actionable steps for businesses ensures a more straightforward and effective path to compliance for businesses handling CUI.

Peter Phaneuf, Sr. Security Assessor at RSI Security, noted, "We are excited about the prospect of NIST's updated guidance and its alignment with SP 800-53. This provides organizations with a clearer roadmap to compliance and a level of specificity that enhances the implementation of security controls in line with SP 800-171 requirements."

The draft publications released by NIST, namely the security requirements and assessment procedures for evaluating threats to CUI, are open for public comment until Jan. 12, 2024. RSI Security encourages stakeholders to participate in the feedback process, emphasizing the collaborative effort in refining and finalizing these crucial cybersecurity standards.

To learn more about RSI Security's strategic response and how it can benefit your organization's compliance journey, visit our website or email

As organizations face evolving cybersecurity challenges, RSI Security remains at the forefront, providing innovative solutions to ensure the protection of sensitive unclassified information. RSI Security's dedication to excellence and ongoing enhancement in cybersecurity is further exemplified by its commitment to providing clients with significant updates on NIST.


About RSI Security:

At RSI Security, we take great pride in presenting unbiased, independent, and in-depth security assessments. We find the best solutions that fit the needs of your organization and solve your unique concerns.

RSI Security has been helping organizations rethink their cyberdefenses since 2013. We were established on our founding members’ collective decades of experience in information technology and cybersecurity. RSI Security is a PCI-certified Qualified Security Assessor and Approved Scanning Vendor, and a HITRUST External Assessor Organization. We serve countless clients, and our internal team comprises about 50 employees. We work closely with legal, accounting, marketing, and other strategic partners to deliver industry-leading suites of services to our clients.

RSI Security is your NIST 800-171 Compliance Consultant to help ensure the CDI or CUI information of your business complies with regulations.

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