Requirements to Protect Your Confidential, Unclassified Information in Salesforce

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In this week’s episode, Drew breaks down everything involved with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) regulation 800-171. In short, this is a set of rules that provides recommended requirements for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information. This comes in handy for those who work in the public sector and have compliance regulations to abide by – such as government contractors – so you can know how to handle things such as cybersecurity protocols, policies, and procedures, password protections, etc. 

If you are indeed a public sector organization or government contractor, using Salesforce can oftentimes be challenging. You have a need to use that data externally while also having to abide by the NIST 800-171 standards. But with CapStorm, we’ve got you covered. You gain a pathway to ownership over your data – whether it’s for analytics and integrations or to extract, transform, and load (ETL). You can continue business as usual while remaining compliant.

Tune in each Tuesday for more episodes of Data Unleashed, and discover all the tips and tricks to help you get more value from your investment in Salesforce. In addition, we would love to hear from you if you are looking for a fast, easy, and highly secure way to protect your Salesforce data & metadata! Contact an SFDC data expert or send us a message on LinkedIn!


Video Transcription

Hi, my name is Drew Niermann, and you’re watching Data Unleashed, the video blog series dedicated to helping you get more out of your investment in Salesforce.

Today we’re going to talk about NIST 800-171. The stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology. And it is basically a set of rules, regulations standards for information security, for how to protect controlled unclassified information. 

Now, if you are in the public sector, particularly being a government contractor, this episode is specifically for you. Basically, it’s a set of rules and regulations for how to do things like standard cybersecurity protocols, policies, procedures, passwords, how they’re built and encrypted, how you handle encryption keys, who has access to different types of sensitive or even controlled data. 

Now, if you were a PubSec customer or a federal contractor using Salesforce, this can be particularly challenging because there’s a need to use Salesforce data externally to Salesforce, while abiding by this new set of ratcheted-up standards. 

I’m proud to say that working at CapStorm,  we offer a pathway to ownership and control over your Salesforce data so that whether you’re doing analytics, integrations, ETL, or some sort of back-end integration with an ERP system, something like that, we give you the ability to not only continue business as usual, but do so in a compliant manner, while always having autonomous control over your data. 

So if you’re looking for a solution that allows you to maintain a sense of business continuity while protecting this data, give us a shout. Again, my name is Drew Niermann, you can reach out to me on LinkedIn. Hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you.

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