Presented by Jon Williams and Kimi Murakami

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Session Description: This session discussed the implementation of NIST SP 800-171 when contractors are subject to DFARS 252.204-7012. Topics included if you need to comply and, if so, what you need to do to implement new security requirements. It also helps to determine if you are already prepared based on the policies and procedures in place.

A strong security program can give you a competitive advantage and avoid many adverse consequences of noncompliance. You want to avoid the “parade of horribles” that could result from non-compliance with NIST SP 800-171 including breach of contract, termination for default, poor past performance assessments, poor proposal evaluations, all the way to False Claims Act exposure and suspension and/or debarment.

If you are not a DoD contractor subject to DFARS 252.204-7012, compliance with NIST SP 800-171 may not be an imminent concern but focusing on cybersecurity should still be part of your New Year’s resolutions for next year.