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Azure Compliance with NIST 800-171

Unlocking Broader Research Data Capabilities at UIC

Any organization that processes or stores sensitive, unclassified information on behalf of the U.S. government is required to be compliant with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 (NIST SP 800-171) cybersecurity standards.  Technology Solutions and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) are working together to provide a new research infrastructure that meets NIST 800-171 requirements to broaden research capabilities at UIC.

With these new research infrastructure capabilities, Technology Solutions IT Security, ACER, and OVCR continue to enable a broader portfolio of UIC research funded by grants and contracts requiring enhanced security and compliance oversight.

Shefali Mookencherry  |  CISO

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The goal of this project is to ensure the UIC Azure service meets NIST 800-171 regulations by Fall 2023.


  • Enables broader research funding
  • Elevates UIC’s reputation


  • Loss of funding and research opportunities

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Technology Solutions began work in October 2022 and is expected to be completed by end of 2023.

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