Category: Compliance

What is DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171?

What is DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171?

With the Department of Defense (DoD) promising the release of an update to NIST Special Publication 800-171, it is imperative defense contractors understand what DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171 Clause is and how noncompliance with the Clause will impact their...
Understanding the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Understanding the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)

The management of organizational risk is a key element in any organization’s information security program, particularly those like Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that process highly sensitive, critical data. With this in mind, the National Institute of...
Who’s been playing Solitaire on the domain controller?

Who’s been playing Solitaire on the domain controller?

Who’s been playing Solitaire on the domain controller? It’s a classic scene. You’re sorting through the attic and you end up browsing through old memories: photos from a forgotten road trip, souvenirs and trinkets from your world travels, old board games you bought in...
That Doesn’t Apply To Us; We Do That In The Cloud

That Doesn’t Apply To Us; We Do That In The Cloud

Companies are becoming increasingly enamored with the advantages offered by cloud computing. However, many mistakenly assume that once you upload your data, it’s up to the cloud service provider (CSP) to keep it all safe and sound. In reality, most CSPs use what’s...
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.”...

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