CUI definition and boundary: A video guide for defense contractors

Our 2m video guide for defense contractors to determine CUI definition and boundary within a business organization. 

You might be overestimating the amount of work you need to do to comply with NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance. These requirements only apply where controlled unclassified information (CUI) touches your people, processes, and technology. A common misunderstanding is that they apply to your entire company.

Our free and easy guide to help you determine your CUI definition and it’s footprint within your business organization:

Guide to Determine CUI Boundary

Firstly, The DoD defines CUI within your DoD contracts and purchase orders. Begin by looking there. If you are a subcontractor, your Prime customer defines CUI in those contracts and purchase orders. Secondly, determine the flow of CUI through your business organization. Thirdly, work to minimize the footprint of CUI within your business organization:

  • The input and creation of CUI
  • Storage of CUI
  • Usage of CUI
  • Sharing of CUI
  • Archiving of CUI
  • and Disposal of CUI

This guide gives you the ability to identify where CUI touches your business organization. And you can minimize it’s footprint. NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance will require less effort if you minimize the footprint of CUI within your business organization.

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