NIST 800-171 compliance is a set of mandatory cybersecurity guidelines and standards that are specifically aimed at enhancing cybersecurity posture of organizations that handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This includes federal agencies, contractors, and subcontractors who work with the government.

Compliance with NIST 800-171 ensures that organizations have taken the necessary steps to safeguard this information and prevent potential breaches. It’s essential for businesses that work with the government to comply with these guidelines to protect their sensitive data from unauthorized access, theft, or destruction. Failure to comply can result in serious consequences such as loss of contracts, fines, and even legal action.

Interested in learning more? Join us for a free Cybersecurity Compliance Training on Friday, October 27th at NineTwelve’s Advanced Communications Lab co-located in our Emerging Manufacturing Collaboration Center (EMC2) in Indianapolis. This training will focus on NIST 800-171 providing an overview of NIST 800-171 and the importance and benefits of compliance. Additional cybersecurity topics will include:


The first companies (up to 30) to sign up for the Cybersecurity Compliance Training will receive a complimentary one-year license for the Lionfish Cyber Tacklebox Platform.

No equipment required – Anyone interested in learning about cybersecurity compliance will benefit!



Joshua PishonDeputy Director, ACL

Joshua Pishon is the Deputy Director of the Advanced Communications Lab (ACL) for NineTwelve. He has worked in the field of IT, Cyber Security, and Advanced Networking over the last six years. Pishon graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in information technology and has certifications in Testout PC Pro, Testout Security Pro, CPCNA, and CPCNP. In addition to working in operations and management for the ACL network, he works in customer support and relations and has experience working with federal contracting in the nonprofit space. Pishon’s prior experience also includes GDPR compliance and cyber threat analysis. Additionally, he has worked as an instructor for the Cyber Security Certification Academy where he taught classes on CompTIA A+, Net+, and Sec+ certifications.