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DoD issues clarifying guidance on DFARS Clause 252.204-7012

2017 saw the release of additional guidance aimed at both contractors and procurement officers regarding the implementation of DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting”. Here at Sera-Brynn, we’ve written extensively on aspects of this clause and the associated NIST Special Publication 800-171. 800-171 describes adequate security for Protecting Controlled Unclassified… Read more »

State of DFARS Compliance 5 Months From 31 Dec 2017 Deadline

As of Q2 2017, 87% of all defense contracts contained DFARS clause 252.204-7012. As of July 2017, 93% of Navy contracts, 83% of Air Force contracts, and 72% of Army contracts had the clause, with a goal of 100%. Source: Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Based on non-attributable statistical data we have collected through our… Read more »

Should DFARS Compliance be treated differently than every other compliance assessment? No.

By John Kipp, COO Sera-Brynn DFARS 7012 is one of numerous compliance criteria Sera-Brynn assesses for clients across the country. They include manufacturing, ship repair, logistics, technology development, extremely large consulting firms, and more. Like industry-specific compliance criteria in other market verticals, we employ the full technical breadth of our security engineers to assist them… Read more »

Will 2018 Be A DoD Contractor Washout? A DFARS 7012 Analysis

Sera-Brynn anticipates a defense industry “washout” as Department of Defense contractors and subcontractors scramble to meet DFARS 7012 cybersecurity regulations. U.S. defense contractors, particularly subcontractors, are at risk of failing to meet mandatory cybersecurity standards required to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense. The Defense Federal Regulation Supplement (also known as “DFARS”) requires… Read more »

It’s Bingo Time if You Need to Comply with DFARS Cyber Rules

In military aviation, “Bingo” is the point at which you are approaching a fuel emergency and need to divert or return to base. If you are a Defense contractor working towards compliance with DoD cybersecurity rules by the mandatory December 31, 2017 deadline, you probably already know this: You are approaching Bingo. First introduced in… Read more »

Alarming Industry Trends Reported in DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance

Suffolk, VA – March 1, 2017 – ( Sera-Brynn, LLC, a top-ranked cybersecurity firm, today urged the Department of Defense (DoD) contracting community to immediately begin implementing the cybersecurity requirements mandated by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Finalized in October 2016, the regulations impose security and reporting requirements on DoD contractors and subcontractors… Read more »

DFARS vs FAR and Other Acronyms for Government Contractors

If you are considering or in the midst of a Sera-Brynn cyber audit involving DFARS, the provision of cloud services, or incident reporting, you know there are many key terms. Here are some high-frequency acronyms including DFARS vs FAR and their meanings to help you on the road to compliance. CDI stands for covered defense… Read more »

DFARS Regulations: Updates all DoD Contractors and Subs Should Know About

By Colleen Johnson | Sera-Brynn Business Development – Regulatory Specialist Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement: DFARS 252.204-7012, as revised on Dec. 30, 2015, is the cybersecurity rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) titled, “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.” The DFARS clause requires all DoD contractors and subcontractors, regardless of size, to… Read more »

DFARS Information Webinar

Department of Defense (DoD) contractors faced with a looming mandatory cyber security compliance deadline can learn what they need to know about these new regulations and actionable steps in this video here, recorded during the Oct. 13 Sera-Brynn webinar. The webinar – “DFARS 7012 Cyber Compliance — Are you prepared?” – is essential information for… Read more »

What DoD contractors need to know when it comes to DFARS and cloud computing

A final rule that amends a section of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) was published by the Department of Defense on Oct. 21 and holds specific regulations for contractors providing cloud services or operating an IT system on behalf of DoD. The final rule is titled “Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Network Penetration… Read more »