Stronghold Cyber Security Publishes White Paper on NIST 800-171B for Defense Contractors

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - July 18, 2019 - PRLog -- Stronghold Cyber Security, a fast-growing cybersecurity firm that offers cutting edge consulting services, has published a new white paper that provides a detailed comparison of the recently released draft NIST SP 800-171B and its predecessor, NIST SP 800-171 revision 1.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the newly written draft of SP 800-171B for public comment on June 7, 2019.  The new white paper, written by CEO and founder, Jason McNew, is for defense contractors who are currently subjected to DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171 regulations.

"If NIST SP 800-171 revision 1 was a humdrum family sedan, 800-171B would be an exotic sports car; much more complex and several times more expensive to both acquire and operate," says Jason McNew, founder and CEO of Stronghold Cyber Security.

A cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field of Information Technology, including 12 years at the White House Communications Agency and Camp David, McNew is a United States Air Force veteran that brings his knowledge of extreme security environments to the manufacturing sector, as well as DoD contractors in the Defense Industrial Base.

The paper explores the 33 enhancements that the NIST 800-171B draft adds to the original framework.  It also goes through each of the 14 security families in NIST 800-171, and explains how the 33 enhancements impact those families, and is concluded with a brief discussion of estimated costs.

"The white paper was not written to be extremely technical and is intended for both security professionals who work with NIST 800-171, as well as managers and executives overseeing compliance efforts," says McNew.

The white paper is available now as a free download on Stronghold Cyber Security's website.

For additional background information on Stronghold Cyber Security or to schedule an interview, visit, email or call 1-800-378-1187.

About Jason McNew

Jason McNew is an Air Force veteran, and previously worked for the White House Communications Agency / Camp David for 12 years where he held one of highest security clearances known as the "Yankee White". He holds four degrees, including a Master's in cyber security from Penn State, as well as numerous certifications including the CISSP. McNew is a member of the Infraguard, a private / public partnership with the FBI, and formerly sat on CompTIA's Channel Advisory Board. He is now based in private sector as the founder and CEO of Stronghold Cyber Security, helping businesses throughout the United States create a culture of security.

About Stronghold Cyber Security

Stronghold Cyber Security is a fast growing, veteran-owned cyber security company located near the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and provides cutting-edge security services to businesses throughout the country. Created to help tackle the growing cyber security threats to businesses, Stronghold Cyber Security offers a a variety of managed security and consulting services, as well regulatory compliance, penetration testing, advanced cyber risk management, and customized cyber security programs.  For more information, visit

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