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NIST Compliance

NIST Cloud Compliance - Uncomplicated


GovDataHosting offers a full slate of NIST compliant cloud controls in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4 – Security Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

Operational, management, and technical controls are offered for low, moderate, and high risk systems.


GovDataHosting offers NIST compliant cloud accreditation services


Getting Started


A standardized set of applicable NIST compliant cloud control requirements can be found in Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4 – Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, and are grouped by functional areas here.

  • Access Control (23 main controls)
  • Awareness and Training (4 main controls)
  • Audit and Accountability (16 main controls)
  • Security Assessment and Authorization (8 main controls)
  • Configuration Management (11 main controls)
  • Contingency Planning (12 main controls)
  • Identification and Authorization (11 main controls)
  • Incident Response (10 main controls)

  • Maintenance (6 main controls)
  • Media Protection (8 main controls)
  • Physical and Environmental Protection (19 main controls)
  • Planning (6 main controls)
  • Risk Assessment (5 main controls)
  • System and Services Acquisition (20 main controls)
  • System and Communication Protection (41 main controls)
  • System and Information Integrity (16 main controls)

What is Required?


In preparing a NIST cloud compliance accreditation package, the following documents are typically required:

  • System Categorization
  • System Description
  • System Boundary Diagram

  • Network Design & Data Flow
  • Risk Assessment (RA)
  • Configuration Management Plan (CMP)

  • System Security Plan (SSP)
  • System Contingency Plan (CP)
  • Testing & Evaluation (ST&E)
  • Incident Response Plan (ICP)

Contact GovDataHosting today to discover how our team of experts can assist with the proper documentation to guarantee NIST cloud compliance for your agency.

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