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NIST 800-171 Compliance
News, that was revealed this year of a defense contractor losing sensitive data to China, has heightened the focus on NIST 800-171compliance. Protecting military data is a top priority for the DoD, and China is just one of many entities focused on nefariously obtaining this this information. Without critical defenses in place to safeguard data...
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Cybersecurity Compliance by Department of Defense Contractors  By Michael S. Khoury Originally published in the Michigan Business Law Journal (Vol. 38, Issue 2, Summer 2018, pp. 10-11). Archive located HERE.
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The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Notice and Request for Comment on draft guidance that DoD proposes for assessing contractors’ System Security Plans (SSPs) and their implementation of the security controls in NIST Special Publication 800-171. DFARS 252.204-7012 requires defense contractors to provide security for networks where covered defense information is processed, stored, or...
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An audit was recently created to determine whether existing Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contractors implemented proper security controls and processes to protect classified and unclassified ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) technical information from internal and external threats. The audit includes MDA responses and recommendations for each comment. This is the first of two audits to...
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Welcome to part 2 in our 3 part series about security and compliance. For those of you who missed part one, feel free to give it a quick read here. When the need for compliance hits your organization, many things can be involved, such as hiring outside consultant help, purchasing new hardware and software, even...
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Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says cybersecurity should be a top priority for its contractors.
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Security Vitals will be collaborating with Merit Network, Inc.’s cyber range to conduct product reviews for SC Magazine Pontiac, MI – Security Vitals has been awarded a new contract with Haymarket Media, publisher of SC Magazine. After an extensive search and review process, Haymarket Media selected Security Vitals as the firm to conduct SC Magazine...
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Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part series which dives into complicated relationship between security and compliance. There are many misconceptions about information security’s relation to compliance. Compliance does not equal a sophisticated information security system, nor does having a sophisticated security posture mean you are 100% compliant with a regulation or industry standard...
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Security Vitals will host a free educational webinar to take viewers through a 7-step process on how to achieve NIST 800-171 Compliance by the fast-approaching Dec. 31, 2017 deadline. Rob Cote, CEO of Security Vitals, will present these steps on two dates: July 25 and Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. EST. Companies are well under...
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