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NIST Risk Assessment Services

NIST Risk Assessment Services

Get NIST 800-53 or NIST 800-171 audit-ready with Avertium

Download the NIST Risk Assessment Service Brief

Compliance can be challenging. Avertium can help.

For agencies with already overburdened staff, compliance can be a challenge. And, for entities contracting with these agencies, the failure to comply could have damaging implications for relationships and even contracts. 

With deep expertise in applying  industry-leading frameworks from NIST to HIPAA, PCI DSS, SANS, CSC 20, ISO, and more, Avertium thoroughly assesses your infrastructure and environment to analyze systems, processes, and procedures. Our decades of experience make us uniquely qualified to understand and relate these requirements to your business, identify gaps, and provide recommendations to bridge them.

NIST Risk Assessment Deliverables

Gap Analysis

with a detailed matrix that compares the baseline technical controls in place today with the appropriate NIST 800-171 or 800-53 control level requirements.

Executive Summary Report

to help you communicate your security posture and its implications to company decision makers to support your efforts to secure your organization.

Detailed Remediation Roadmap

based on order of critical findings to be used as a guide for remediating deficiencies.



Examine existing controls in the context of the risk management strategy



Consider each
and its overall
business impact



Apply expertise to
your company against
applicable NIST controls



Assign Low, Moderate, or High designation in relation to current implementation



Provide assessment results and detailed remediation map

NIST Special Publication 800-53

The NIST SP 800-53 or the National Institute of Standards and Technology Publications 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems Organizations, is the core set of controls that make it easier federal agencies and contractors to meet the requirements set forth by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

It also serves numerous Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (DFARS) requirements.

What Entities are Subject to Compliance?

NIST SP 800-53 guidelines apply to all federal agencies. The guidelines also apply to all individuals and business entities that operate as a contractor for a federal agency.

NIST Special Publication 800-171

The NIST SP 800-171 or the National Institute of Standards and Technology Publications 800-171 protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Non-Federal Systems and Organizations, is a set of standards that defines how to safeguard and distribute material deemed sensitive but not classified. It also serves Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (DFARS) requirements.

What Entities are Subject to Compliance?

Compliance is required for any individual or business entity that processes, stores, or transmits potentially sensitive information (CUI) for federal and state agencies including NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense. 

The Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework Level 3 focuses on protecting CUI and encompasses all the security requirements specified in NIST SP 800-171.


  • Saves you the time and stress of working through the comprehensive framework, so you can focus on your business.
  • Provides your team clarity on NIST guidance and counsels how to mitigate deficiencies.
  • Provides an objective and knowledgeable view of how requirements affect your organization.
  • Gives you peace of mind knowing you’ve entrusted protection to a worthy cybersecurity partner.