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New Year New Rules for Defense Contractors

New Year New Rules for Defense Contractors

[via POLITICO.COM Morning Cybersecurity 2 JAN 2018]

DFARS cybersecurity rules take effect – The recent New Year festivities brought with them more than just mountains of confetti litter and discarded “2018” glasses. The last day of 2017 also marked the deadline for defense contractors to meet minimum cybersecurity requirements for the systems they operate for the Pentagon. A federal contracting rule gave firms until Sunday to “provide adequate security on all covered contractor information systems,” with the technical standards agency NIST publishing a list of required security measures. The new regulation is the government’s most serious attempt yet to protect military data from hackers who have breached a series of sensitive targets in recent years, including the email network of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. read more