An acronym of Controlled Unclassified Information.
It is information created or owned by the US government that requires safeguarding. While CUI is not classified information, it is considered sensitive. CUI is governed under a number of government policies and frameworks including the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5200.48 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. According to DoDi 5200.48, safeguarding CUI is a shared responsibility between Defense Industrial Base contractors and the Department of Defense.
Electronic Lab Notebooks (Electronic Laboratory Notebook or ELN) is the digital form of a paper lab notebook. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used by researchers, scientists, and technicians to document observations, progress, and results from their experiments performed in a laboratory.
While ELN enables information to be documented and shared electronically, it also exposes proprietary information to malicious insiders or external hackers. As a result, ELN should be subject to appropriate security controls to prevent misuse or loss.
Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors are companies that conduct business with the US military and are part of the military industry complex responsible for research, production, delivery, and service.
DIB contractors are responsible for meeting compliance requirements set by government policies and frameworks including the the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5200.48 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
According to DoDi 5200.48, safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information is a shared responsibility between DIB contractors and the Department of Defense.