Employ FIPS-validated cryptography when used to protect the confidentiality of CUI

Staying compliant with DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, and CMMC standards is crucial for safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining your competitive edge in the defense sector. Today, we want to highlight an essential aspect of CMMC 2.0: Control SC.L2-3.13.11.

CMMC 2.0 Compliance Tip: Control SC.L2-3.13.11

Control SC.L2-3.13.11 requires employing FIPS-validated cryptography to protect the confidentiality of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This control is fundamental to ensuring that sensitive data remains secure and protected against unauthorized access.

Why is this important?

Enhances Data Security

Using FIPS-validated cryptography ensures that only authorized parties can access and decrypt sensitive information. This robust layer of security is vital for protecting CUI.

Supports Compliance

Adhering to this control is necessary for meeting CMMC 2.0 requirements, aligning your practices with DFARS and NIST SP 800-171 standards, and demonstrating your commitment to cybersecurity.

Mitigates Risks

Employing FIPS-validated cryptography reduces the risk of data breaches and unauthorized data access, safeguarding your organization’s critical assets.

Learn More with Our Video Lesson

To help you better understand and implement Control SC.L2-3.13.11, we've developed a comprehensive video lesson available on our YouTube channel. This video provides practical guidance and actionable tips to seamlessly navigate this crucial aspect of cybersecurity compliance.

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