New DFARS guidance requires all DoD contractors to complete a NIST 800-171 cybersecurity assessment for full DFARS compliance.
Don’t jeopardize current or future DoD work by failing to implement the required security controls! Use our free web-based calculator to determine if your company is required to comply with DFARS Section 252.204-7012.
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The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) contains a new clause, “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting” (Section 252.204-7012), which requires all DoD prime contractors and subcontractors to implement “adequate security” based on a set of security controls referenced in NIST SP 800-171, and to conduct cyber incident analysis and reporting. The wording of the clause is sufficiently broad as to require compliance by virtually any company doing business with the DoD, across any industry (whether technical or non-technical).
In order to achieve the standard of adequate security, contractors are obligated to implement “protective measures that are commensurate with the consequences and probability of loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of information.” The seventy-nine (79) security controls identified in NIST SP 800-171 map back to a down-selected set of controls defined in NIST SP 800-53 Rev.4, which is used by the government to ensure security posture of both classified and unclassified systems, as required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).
Auditors understandably prefer assessment results produced by someone other than the system owners and implementers. Let Aerstone help your organization achieve compliance with this new mandatory regulation.
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