Know the government contractor cyber security requirements

Cybersecurity refers to the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from cyber-attacks. It's also referred to as information technology security or electronic information security.

Concerns over cybersecurity are rising to the top of the agenda for every agency. Pressures are increasing on agencies to enhance the protection of federal information and data. Due to these consequences, agencies are taking initiatives to require contractors to implement cyber safeguards or enhance security.

The threats facing DoD’s unclassified information have increased dramatically as we perform or offer services more online, digitally store data, and rely on contractors for a variety of data technology services online. Recent high-profile incidents involving government information demand that data system security requirements are clearly, effectively, and consistently communicated to both government and industry.

For your organization to eliminate or avoid these cyber threats from nation-states, organized crimes, malicious insiders, and motivated individuals, it is important to understand the critical cybersecurity requirements effectively for federal contractors.

The top five requirements that your organization have to be familiar with are given below:

  1. Federal Information Security Modernization Act
  2. FAR 52.204-21
  3. DOD Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012
  4. NIST 800-171
  5. Growing trends at the State and local level

The global cyber threat continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with a rising number of information breaches each year. A data breach can have a wide range of devastating consequences for any type of business. It can unravel a company’s reputation through the loss of consumers and due to the partner's trust. The loss of critical data, like source files or intellectual property, can cost an organization its competitive advantage. Going further, a data breach can impact corporate revenues due to non-compliance with data protection regulations.

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The CMMC is undoubtedly the most complex cybersecurity framework that organizations are currently required to achieve compliance with. However, rather than regarding compliance as a burden it’s important to recognize that the recommendations made in the framework represent the best practices when it comes to cybersecurity. Compliance will certainly be necessary for many firms to stay solvent, but it will also allow them to protect their sensitive information. By following the guide above, or by contacting us directly, we can help you ensure that CMMC compliance is as efficient as possible.

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