As of March 2019 the DoD has given 18 months for all DoD contractors to become compliant. If you haven’t heard about NIST SP 800-171 compliance, it’s high time to pay attention… Every single private contractor working with the DoD will be subject to audit. Especially any government contractors handling CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information).
If you’re not compliant, you’re not only going to be at risk for losing your current contracts, but you’ll be unable to secure any future contracts. Yes, you read that right. Data breach has been a big deal, and we’re honestly surprised it took so long.
There are 14 major categories for NIST. Then there are about 100 instruction/control points. It's difficult for DoD contractors to stay on top of 100+ control points.
Cybersecurity is not simply a growing threat, it's continuing to grow exponentially. We're on top of breaches daily in our threat response department, because hackers are continuing to find more holes in our government's problems.
Our government responds by providing a set of guidelines for our government contractors to protect their businesses information and the information of anyone they service!
This is where we come in. Our goal is to help as many government contractors as we can reach a point in their security where they know what to do in case there's a breach. If they lose their data/information, know that it's backed up.
We want our government contractors confident and able to provide their services without worrying about the multitude of security threats facing today!
Anyone who processes, stores or transmits Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) for the DoD, GSA, NASA and other federal and state agencies including contact agencies must meet these standards.
Becoming NIST compliant is an ongoing process. You must continuously assess, design, deploy and manage your systems.
You need to:
And we can help you with all of it!
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