Any third-party vendor the U.S. government contracts needs to be able to keep the information they’re given safe and secure. This requires strong cyber security that can stand up to even the worst cyberattacks. To ensure vendors live up to these security standards, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) was created to safeguard unclassified data from DoD.
The DFARS covers the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) as a requirement for all contractors doing business with the DoD. It is a part of a greater cyber security initiative from the DoD called Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a measure to normalize and standardize cyber security preparedness. The rules are composed of stringent federal cyber security policies that enact the requirements laid out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), specifically NIST SP 800-171.
At E-N Computers, we have DFARS compliance experts who can help contractors, like you. We can equip your organization with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve both DFARS and NIST compliance as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.