This article was written by Chad Boutin. Original article can be found here: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2021/02/nist-offers-tools-help-defend-against-state-sponsored-hackers
Highlights from the article:
Special Publication (SP) 800-172 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides guidance to protect such “controlled unclassified information” (CUI) from the APT.
The protection of sensitive federal information that resides in nonfederal systems — such as those used by state and local governments, colleges and universities, and independent research organizations — is of paramount importance, as it can directly impact the federal government’s ability to carry out its operations.
The enhanced security requirements are to be implemented in addition to those in SP 800-171, since that publication is not designed to address the APT. The requirements in SP 800-172 apply to the components of nonfederal systems that process, store or transmit CUI or that provide protection for such components.
The 800-172 publication can be found here: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-172/final