NIST SP 800-171, FAR & DFARS Security Requirements for Federal Government Contractors

Coalfire Webinar

If you provide services to the federal government via awarded contracts, this free webinar about meeting the requirements for protecting data you store, transmit or process is for you. This includes government contractors, state, local and tribal governments, financial aid organizations, colleges/universities, and healthcare organizations, too.

Over the past several years, high-profile data breaches have compelled the U.S. government to assess its ability to protect classified and other sensitive information. Recognizing that much of this information resides within the IT systems of contractors, a series of Executive Orders and changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) have placed significant responsibility on contractors to protect government information and report incidents affecting the security of that information.

Also, proposed revisions to NIST SP 800-171 Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations will increase those cybersecurity requirements.

Join us to learn more about how FAR 52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems and DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (which designates NIST SP 800-171 as the security framework to meet DFARS compliance) affect your ability to compete for and win more government contracts.

Attendees will learn:

  • The security and reporting requirements that must be met
  • How to recapture the costs of meeting the security requirements
  • The types of incidents that must be reported

Coalfire’s Abel Sussman, Practice Director, Public Sector and Bob Post, Sr. Practice Director, Cyber Risk Advisory will lead the discussion.

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