Assessing, Planning, and Taking Actionfor Cyber Security Compliance

Cyber Security Compliance – Legal & Policy Considerations of NIST Standards

Thursday, December 07, 2017
2:00 PM-4:00 PM CST

Chan Auditorium
College of Business Building UAH Campus

301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Developing and implementing an adequate Cyber Security system is a requirement for government defense contractors including subcontractors for the purpose of safeguarding covered defense information. DFARS 252.204-7012 “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting” mandates contractors comply with NIST 800-171 “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations” by December 31, 2017. The NIST standards serve as a guide to government for contractors to develop a cybersecurity plan, conduct an assessment, produce an assessment plan, and a plan of action. When submitting an offer, a contractor is representing its compliance.