If your business often works with the United States government, you’re likely aware of the importance of compliance. You also know that any sensitive information shared with you by the government is subject to the highest security standards. This sensitive data can often be a target for hackers, so it’s vital that you take cybersecurity measures seriously.
As a government contractor, it’s imperative that you take steps to comply with cybersecurity recommendations outlined in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). To adequately prepare for and meet DFARS compliance standards, you first need to learn more about what DFARS entails and the steps you must take to protect government data.
Are you trying to select a new file sharing solution, but you have a few questions first? Explore these common questions about file sharing solutions and find out their answers.
Conducting a security assessment is an essential part of keeping your data protected. It’s not just enough to implement security measures; you need to regularly assess the measures you have in place to determine their effectiveness.
Was your organization a previous user of AMRDEC SAFE (Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center - Safe Access File Exchange)? If so, you’ve now been forced to seek out alternative secure file sharing solutions to replace the defunct AMRDEC SAFE. Because AMRDEC SAFE was shut down due to major lapses in security protocols, your organization should find an option that can stand up to the security threats that you face today and ones that you’re sure to face in the future.
If your organization handles controlled unclassified information (CUI), you know how crucial it is to keep that data protected. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 800-171 was written specifically for organizations like yours to provide guidance on appropriate handling of sensitive data.
Are you complying with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) SP 800-171? Because there are so many security controls you must have in place, it can be difficult to determine if you are in total compliance.
Are you looking for clarification on the CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information) security measures recommended in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-171? These government guidelines can often seem complex, and it can be a challenge to determine the extent to which you have aligned with their policies. Parsing through the business requirements and risk assessments associated with appropriate CUI security protections can be a drain on your time and resources.
Does your organization have security controls in place, but you’re unsure if they’re effective or align with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) guidelines? NIST Special Publication 800-53 was created by NIST as a benchmark for successful security control assessments.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 provides organizations with guides on how to store, share, and protect controlled unclassified information (CUI). To meet NIST 800-171 requirements, there are four areas where you should focus your efforts – access controls, activity monitoring and management, user behaviors, and data security measures. These are the areas where mistakes could open the door for a data breach.
Has your company taken steps to be compliant with NIST 800-171 regulations? December 31, 2017 was the deadline for companies to be compliant and implement NIST 800-171 requirements. However, many companies may have missed the deadline or have only met some of the compliance requirements, but not all.