Sipping Alphabet Soup: Getting Familiar with the New Government Information Categories

Tuesday, April 19 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | St. Helens, Mezzanine Level, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Research universities have been using NIST security controls guidance for the past five years to meet requirements of federal granting agencies. New in 2015 is a publication, the NIST Special Publication 800-171, "Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations." Federal research contracts may soon begin using the SP 800-171 in their requirements, but the scope may be a broadly impactful compliance regime that has not previously been the concern of universities. This session aims to illustrate the realm of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and provide guidance for the compliance unaware in the audience.

OUTCOMES: Receive a roadmap to use of the 800-171 * Obtain a listing of considerations for security efforts in research contracts and practical issues when confronted with the requirement to use NIST controls


  • Joanna Grama

    Vice President, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Dave Nevin

    Asst Professor, Practice | Director Oregon Research & Teaching SOC, Oregon State University
  • Tom Siu

    Chief Information Security Officer, Michigan State University

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