Azure Blueprint for NIST SP 800-171 R2 is now available in Azure Government and commercial clouds

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Disclaimer: Customers are wholly responsible for ensuring their own compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice, and customers should consult their legal advisors for any questions regarding regulatory compliance.

Our recently released Azure Blueprint for NIST SP 800-171 R2 is now available in Azure Government and commercial clouds.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes a catalog of security requirements, Special Publication (SP) 800-171, for federal information systems. Our new NIST SP 800-171 R2 blueprint maps a core set of Azure Policy definitions to specific NIST SP 800-171 R2 requirements.

For US government organizations and others with compliance requirements based on NIST SP 800-171 R2, this blueprint can help you proactively manage and monitor compliance of Azure resources.

The blueprint includes a core set of policies that can be assigned to any Azure architecture that must implement these requirements. When assigned, Azure resources are evaluated by Azure Policy for non-compliance with assigned policies. A requirement or control mapping provides details on policies included within this blueprint and how these policies address various NIST SP 800-171 R2 security requirements.

Assigning the blueprint is easy – sign into the Azure portal, search for Blueprints, create a new blueprint, and select the NIST SP 800-171 R2 blueprint template to get started.

Learn more about the blueprint.

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