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The 2019 DFARS Glossary: Cybersecurity Acronyms for Government Contractors

It’s 2019 and our updated DFARS glossary is here. With our expanded DFARS glossary, Sera-Brynn defines key terms for cybersecurity compliance in the government space. There are many key terms you need to know – especially if you’re part of the DIB (see below), working through the DFARS cyber regulation, using cloud services, or responsible… Read more »

Achieving NIST 800-171 Compliance: Steps You Can Take

Now that April is here, we are nine months away from NIST 800-171 compliance for defense contractors. As the deadline approaches, it will become more difficult to implement the controls in a cost-effective way that actually offsets risk. If your organization hasn’t already started, further delays will impact your ability to think carefully about what… 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 »

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 »

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 »