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It’s November. How compliant are you with NIST 800-171?

Ten months after the mandate to comply with NIST 800-171, many prime contractors and subcontractors admit they underestimated the cost of implementation. The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense just announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) would bring even more pressure on DoD contractors to meet higher cybersecurity standards, and that they would hold large contractors responsible for demanding that their subcontractors do the same. The DoD plans to begin launching “red team cyberattacks” on industrial partners, in which a cell would test vulnerabilities and try to penetrate the contractors' systems. Leo Sheridan, executive liaison for federal and systems integrators will discuss: • How being noncompliant can affect your business revenue next year -Why it has been challenging to comply with NIST 800-171; -How to quickly assess your level of compliance; -Defining a path to clear up the confusion and focus on the key elements to a strong System Security Plan (SSP).

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