DFARS NIST 800-171 System Security Plan (SSP) Template

DFARS NIST 800-171 System Security Plan (SSP) Template:  An important component of DFARS 800-171 reporting is having a detailed, well-written System Security Plan (SSP) in place that provides an overview of the security requirements of the system and describes the controls in place or planned, for meeting those requirements.  Writing an SSP can be a time-consuming process, but not anymore, thanks to the industry leading, professionally developed DFARS 800-171 SSP offered for instant download from FLANK. Our SSP template is easy-to-use, and includes all up-to-date information as required for DFARS compliance.  

Available for instant download, the DFARS 800-171 System Security Plan (SSP) Template comes complete via MS Word® with the following 18 Sections:

  • Purpose and Scope
  • Executive Summary
  • System Security Plan Approvals
  • Information System Name and Title
  • Information System Categorization (FIPS 199)
  • Information System Owner
  • Authorizing Official
  • Other Designated Contacts
  • Assignment of Security Responsibility
  • Responsible Organization
  • Information System Operational Status
  • General System Description
  • System Environment
  • System Interconnections/Information Sharing
  • Sensitivity of Information Held
  • Applicable Laws or Regulations Affecting the System
  • Applicable Standards and Guidelines
  • Minimum Security Control

Additional Information

  • Document Length: 33 pages.
  • Topics Covered: Dozens of sections and categories pertaining to the broader subject of information security and cyber security relating to a System Security Plan (SSP) for NIST SP 800-171.
  • Framework: Developed in accordance with best practices derived from various NIST SP 800 publications, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-18, Revision 1. 


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