Category: Compliance

NIST compliance — it’s never too late!

NIST compliance — it’s never too late!

On December 31, 2017, the deadline passed for defense suppliers to comply with NIST 800-171, a requirement specified in Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 252.204-7012 “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.”...
The Procrastinator’s Blueprint for NIST 800-171 Compliance

The Procrastinator’s Blueprint for NIST 800-171 Compliance

On December 31, 2017, the deadline for compliance with the NIST 800-171, a mandate for contractors serving local and federal governments, came and went. This Special Publication provided guidance on the processes and procedures needed to adequately safeguard...
CyberSheath Managed Services for Small & Mid-Size Business

CyberSheath Managed Services for Small & Mid-Size Business

Cybersecurity at small and mid-sized businesses are often under resourced with an “Army of One” approach to compliance and risk management. Compliance with regulatory requirements like DFARs 252.204-7012, HIPAA, PCI DSS, NERC CIP, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and more compete...
Understanding DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171

Understanding DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171

Thanks to the increasingly sophisticated and aggressive cybersecurity threats facing the U.S., there has been much focus recently on reinforcing the nation’s cybersecurity. Much of this effort has revolved around strengthening the Department of Defense (DoD) supply...
Remaining Competitive in the changing Defense Supply Chain

Remaining Competitive in the changing Defense Supply Chain

In the last decade, the way in which nation states have targeted the U.S. has changed dramatically. Where warfare was once predictably physical in nature, more and more of today’s threats come via virtual and digital channels. After more than a decade of massive...
Why SSPs and POA&Ms Aren’t Enough For Compliance

Why SSPs and POA&Ms Aren’t Enough For Compliance

As cyber attacks become more frequent and sophisticated, addressing tighter security needs has become a priority for the federal government. Enforcement of “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI) protection continues to intensify as private contractors and...

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