Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) has always strongly emphasized cybersecurity and data protection, understanding the importance of safeguarding sensitive information for our clients. Over the past five years, we have diligently worked towards compliance with the guidelines and standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This non-regulatory federal agency develops and promotes measurements, standards, and technology to enhance economic security and improve the quality of life. We are proud to be in full compliance with NIST 800-171.
In addition to complying with mandatory regulations, DLS follows NIST’s best practices and recommendations to ensure the utmost safety and security. Our commitment to these standards has brought us to achieve Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance. The CMMC is a unified standard that implements cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), enabling us to work on various contracts, guaranteeing the security of our clients and employees, and providing multi-level protection.
NIST and CMMC compliance offer numerous benefits to DLS, such as:
- Establishing a comprehensive framework for managing and mitigating cybersecurity risks
- Enhancing DLS’s security posture and minimizing the risk of data breaches
- Instilling confidence in our security and privacy practices among customers and partners
- Allowing DLS to work on contracts requiring compliance with NIST SP 800-53, which outlines security and privacy controls for federal information systems
- Demonstrating DLS’s commitment to security and privacy on an international scale, as NIST is globally recognized as a leading authority on cybersecurity and privacy
In summary, DLS’s ongoing efforts to comply with NIST’s guidelines and standards, as well as our CMMC compliance, underscore our dedication to maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy for our clients. Our adherence to these standards not only safeguards sensitive information but also showcases our commitment to security and privacy on a global scale.