Controlled Unclassified Information: What DoD Contractors MUST Know About CUI – Part 2


As previously stated in part one of our two part series on Controlled Unclassified Information, if your business is going to be using mobile phones on a regular basis, secure mobile communications is always a topic that needs to be in the forefront of your mind. The penalties for DoD contractors in terms of CUI and NIST 800-171 are incredibly severe, which is why there are a number of critical things you'll need to keep in mind moving forward.

Why Secure Mobile Communications Matter

Setting aside the fact that nobody wants to be responsible for the leakage of Controlled Unclassified Information (and nobody wants to lose their valuable DoD contracts, either), secure mobile communications are essential because of the huge gains they bring you in terms of productivity and collaboration.

If you're still using "old school" methods of securing your mobile communications that fall outside of NIST 800-171, your employees are probably trying to "talk around" the information they need to do their jobs - the information that they should also be able to share freely. They're spending so much time figuring out a way to describe something that takes it outside of the category of CUI that they have little time left to do the actual, important jobs they've been tasked with in the first place. Not only is this time consuming, it's also confusing - harming productivity along the way.

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Likewise, more people are working in the field than ever before. Whether an employee is spending the afternoon off-site or they're just working from home, they need to be able to instantly respond to all communications. Without secure mobile communications, they likely have to wait until they get back into the office to move forward with certain tasks - or worse, stay tied to their desks until the wee hours of the morning just because it's the only place that they can do something that they should be able to do anywhere.

The Power of RokaCom

These are the types of issues that RokaCom was literally built to help DoD contractors avoid. RokaCom was designed from the top down to meet the government standards like NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171 and NSA’s Suite B. It's a solution that can be used on literally any smartphone, allowing your employees to continue to use their own personal devices without worrying about what long-term ramifications that may hold.

RokaCom is also built to work just like any other calling or messaging app - meaning it's very easy to manage and even easier to use - so getting to 100% adoption won't be a concern.

Secure mobile communications aren't going away anytime soon - if anything, this is a topic that is only going to get more important as time goes on. Therefore, the burden falls on you to do something about it today so that you can guarantee that your entire organization is ready for whatever challenges tomorrow might hold.

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To find out more information about the ongoing management of Controlled Unclassified Information, or to learn more about what RokaCom can do for you and your team members, please don't delay - try RokaCom today.

About Patrick Stump

The CEO and founder of Roka Com, Patrick has been a key player in both offensive cyber intrusion and security operations with multiple branches and agencies of the United States Government (USG), the military, and commercial industry.

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