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Cyber-Security Readiness (Aurora)
May 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 amFree
If you have DoD contracts or contracts with other Federal agencies and those contracts contain the cyber FAR and/or DFARS clauses (FAR 52.204-21 / DFARS 252.204-7012) then you must comply with the regulations and the NIST (SP) 800-171 standard governing the processing, storage or transmitting of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), or risk penalties and losing your contracts.
The December 31, 2017 deadline for cybersecurity compliance with DFARS Subparts 204.73, 239.76 has passed, but the requirement for DoD contractors and their sub-tier suppliers to be in compliance still remains in effect. However, DoD has issued guidance to contract officers that they may accept a System Security Plan (SSP) with a Plan of Action (& Milestones) (POA&M) as part of the procurement process even if the contractor is not fully compliant with NIST 800-171 but can use the SSP as part of the evaluation process. Without an SSP & POA&M or continued noncompliance can jeopardize the ability to receive or keep DoD/Federal contracts, and contractors may be subject to financial penalties for noncompliance.
Topics will include:
1. The Nature of the Cybersecurity Threat
2. DFARS/FAR Cybersecurity Requirements
3. SSP & POA&M
4. Compliance Process and Options Available for Govt Contractors
5. Need for Urgent Action