Cybersecurity requirements for Department of Defense (DOD) contractors continue to evolve. However, NIST 800-171 compliance is as much required by law today as it was on the December 2017 deadline. In fact, with the introduction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) we are fast approaching a major change in how government contracts are bid. Recently, Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer for the Assistant Defense Secretary for Acquisition, spoke at the Billington CyberSecurity Summit where it was noted, “the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework, or CMMC, is out in draft form for public comment. It would start appearing as a requirement in pre-solicitation acquisition documents like RFIs in June. ‘In the fall, we will start putting it into [actual bid solicitation documents like] RFPs,’ Arrington said.”
With the proposed CMMC requirements contractors will be required to demonstrate compliance as referenced in section L and M of a government Request for Proposal (RFP). Demonstration of compliance will require a third-party certification as self-certification will no longer be allowed. This update is critical, noncompliance with a requirement in section L and M means you are not qualified to bid a proposal. The risk of not meeting compliance with NIST 800-171 pre-RFP will mean the loss of existing and potential work with the DOD.
Prepare yourself by understanding the latest updates and, more importantly, how your business should respond to achieve documented, audit-proof evidence of compliance. Listen to Eric Noonan, CyberSheath CEO, in this recorded webinar as he explains how to cut through the noise and jump-start your DFARS compliance efforts.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What’s New: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), NIST 800-171 Revision 2, and NIST 800-171B
- What’s Not: Understanding DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171
- What To Do Now and Why: How to stay competitive in the DOD acquisition process and comply with DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171
No matter where you are in your journey towards NIST 800-171 compliance this webinar is guaranteed to better equip you in understanding, implementing, and maintaining compliance!
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