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New CUI Rules as Described in NIST 800-171 and DFARS 252.204-7012

We are often asked by our clients how they know what information is considered Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or Classified Defense Information (CDI) as described in NIST 800-171 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204.7012. Understanding how information is stored, processed or transmitted within your company is essential because NIST 800-171 control 3.8.4… Read more »

NIST Releases Revision Impacting Defense Contractors, DFARS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft Special Publication of NIST SP 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations. This publication is the standard required for compliance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 252.204-7012. You can read a summary of changes on the NIST download page,… Read more »

Achieve DFARS 7012 Compliance Efficiently and at Net Zero Cost

First-Of-Its-Kind DFARS Offering Allows Any-Size Government Contractor to Achieve DFARS 7012 Compliance Efficiently and at Net Zero Cost With more than 100,000 cyber attacks on Department of Defense (DoD) networks a day, it’s critical for contractors to safeguard information and report cyber attacks. That’s why Sera-Brynn, a Virginia-based global cybersecurity auditor, has teamed with leading… Read more »

Key Information About DFARS Regulations

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the sixth in a series about DFARS. December 2017 seems like a long way off. It’s not. While that’s the deadline imposed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to comply with new contractor regulations regarding safeguarding information, we recommend considering the Gen. George Patton approach:… Read more »

DFARS 252.204-7012 to Safeguard Covered Defense Information

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the fifth in a series. The protection of Covered Defense Information (CDI) that resides on or transits through contractor information systems is of paramount importance to the Department of Defense (DoD). Particularly in light of the stunning volume of cyber attacks on DoD networks. Over… Read more »

DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST 800-171 and Continuous Monitoring

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the fourth in a series One of Sun Tzu’s more famous quotes from his book, “The Art of War,” is this: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Although the cagey, ancient Chinese general could not comprehend a future of… Read more »

What you need to know about DFARS and Cloud Computing Services

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the third in a series. Don’t be overwhelmed by mandatory cybersecurity requirements implemented by the Department of Defense (DoD) on contractors and subcontractors. Becoming compliant under Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 has to be viewed simply as a necessity of doing business with the… Read more »

Become DFARS Compliant Using the Sera-Brynn Method

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President This article is the second in a series. Cybersecurity requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors are here and getting compliant under Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (DFARS) can feel daunting. It doesn’t have to be. In this second part of our blog series on DFARS,… Read more »

Navigating DFARS to ensure compliance and avoiding trouble

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President This article is the first in a series. In a world of high stakes security, it’s incumbent upon government contractors to comply with federal regulations. The largest buyer of goods and services in the world is the U.S. federal government, with the Department of Defense (DoD) contributing a… Read more »