Simplifying Cybersecurity Compliance for Federal Contractors
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording will be available on June 12th, 2019)
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Instructor: Keith Doucette
NCMA Certifications: 1 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.5 ATC
Protect it or lose it! Cybersecurity compliance for protecting government data within a federal contractor’s facility continues to be a hot topic. Both the government and federal contractors continue to produce, ingest, and share non-classified data in support of contracts of all types.
Over the past five years, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defined 800-171 security requirements. These requirements were designed to protect controlled, unclassified information in nonfederal information systems as well as within organizations. The Department of Defense also created acquisition provisions based on NIST 800-171 that each federal contractor or contract holder must meet to uphold these requirements.
Understand what is at stake and what options you have to get compliant. There will be consequences for non-compliance, like not being able to conduct business with the federal government, which could mean revenues lost or exclusion from bidding on future RFP’s that require compliance for safeguarding information.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to meet these new mandates. Some of the security controls are complex and hard to implement, but you do have options.
In this presentation, Public Sector Leader Keith Doucette will discuss the why, how, and what for getting your organization compliant with FAR provision 52.204-21 and DFAR 252-204-7012 for safeguarding information as well as insight into the following:
• Why safeguard information
• What is CUI/CDI
• Why NIST
• What are electronic and physical barriers
• What are the options to compliance
• Resources available
Target Audience: Small business owners looking to conduct federal business and small businesses already doing work as a prime or subcontractor under a federal contract.
Meet Your Instructor:
KEITH DOUCETTE, Public Sector Lead, CPI.Solutions
Keith Doucette is a Public Sector Lead at the CPI.Solutions (www.cpi.solutions). Keith has in-depth experience navigating the Federal sector landscape and understands the balance of providing clients the cyber solutions they need based on the compliance and regulatory issues.
During his 25+ years as a Public Sector Lead, Keith has developed practical solutions by applying disruptive technologies and business models to drive effectiveness and agility in the workforce. He has worked with Federal clients and Federal contractors to develop and execute responsible technology strategies by leveraging some of the best cyber and cloud solutions that reduce risk, compress time, and avoid unnecessary costs.
Keith is a member of the following Associations:
National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) Indianapolis Chapter President
National Defense Industry Association Member, Central Indiana Chapter
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Dayton, OH Chapter
INFRAGUARD Member, Indiana Chapter (New association to add to existing Bio)