Simplifying Cybersecurity Compliance for Federal Contractors

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Format: On-Demand Webcast
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Presenter: Keith Doucette
APTAC Certifications: 0.5 ATC
APTAC BOK: D.14 Cyber Security


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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 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 do not have to burn cycles or a lot of money to meet these new mandates. It is clear that some of the security controls are complex and hard to implement, but you 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.


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