At FTP Today, we get asked a lot about aerospace cybersecurity. From who regulates aerospace to how to be compliant in the industry, it is critical to understand how the industry works.
DFARS, or the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, was launched back in 2016 as a government effort to protect from cybersecurity attacks. For DoD contractors, this meant increased regulations and assessments for those working with controlled information.
As a DoD contractor, you are probably wondering how to prepare for the cybersecurity maturity model certification. Understanding the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance process will help your business maintain security and continue to earn government contracts.
If you are a DoD contractor, this summer you’ll be required to align with new CMMC regulations. With the new regulations coming with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, many DoD contractors are facing confusion and even frustration at the prospect of integrating a whole new cybersecurity model into their compliance efforts. A big question many in the industry have is how the new CMMC differs from other major regulations in the industry, especially those outlined in NIST publications.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a relatively new security framework created to help government contractors standardize security controls used to protect CUI (controlled unclassified information). The Department of Defense plans to migrate to this new level-based certification model starting in June 2020. The CMMC framework is designed to indicate the maturity of a company’s cybersecurity efforts. The more mature your security controls are, the higher the level you will obtain. The ability to handle sensitive data will be dependent on your certification level. As a provider of government compliant data sharing software solutions, FTP Today plans to study these new regulations to ensure we get the correct certification level so we can provide our users with compliant and up-to-date solutions.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was a big announcement for the defense industry, and contractors for the Department of Defense who manage controlled unclassified information need to start preparing for major changes that will come as part of this process.
Cybersecurity is a widespread concern, the aerospace industry being no exception. In fact, in 2016 only 40% of aerospace and defense companies said they have a comprehensive set of security policies in place. That’s a surprisingly low number when you consider the major ramifications that could result from a data security breach. As cybersecurity threats grow more common and more sophisticated, it’s vital that aerospace and defense companies understand the government recommendations in place related to data security and how to comply with those recommendations.
The aerospace industry is a particularly alluring target for cybersecurity hackers, which also means that those working in the industry need to be aware of possible threats. Here are four of the biggest and most common cybersecurity challenges faced by the aerospace industry.
The FedRAMP Marketplace is a helpful resource for federal agencies looking for FedRAMP compliant cloud vendors, products, agencies, assessors, and more. Choosing the best vendors to work with can be a time consuming and stressful process, especially when you don’t know where to begin your search. However, the FedRAMP Marketplace can drastically shorten the length of your search.
When you think of user access security, you might think of traditional security measures, like submitting your username and password. While these basic security measures may have protected you in the past, they’re not quite strong enough to withstand advanced attacks from today’s hackers. Thus, many organizations are turning to SSH-key authentication to provide a greater level of security for SFTP solutions compared to traditional password measures. In this article, we’ll look at what SSH-Key Authentication entails, and how this security measure protects your data better than other options.