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Government Contractors and the Cyber Threat

Practical Steps Toward Compliance with the Government’s New Cybersecurity Requirements

In recent months, federal government agencies have issued some new, and some not-so-new, rules and regulations requiring contractors to address and potentially enhance their approaches to the security of their information networks.  This flurry of activity, and all the commentary surrounding it, can leave contractors overwhelmed and uncertain about what steps to take.  This session, presented by a panel of attorneys and a government representative, will provide a practical approach for contractors to understanding the current cyber threat and government agency expectations for dealing with it.

Participants will learn about:

  • Government evaluation of the current cyber threat to government and contractor systems, as well as the elements of a response plan for a data breach event;
  • Current and contemplated network security and data breach notification requirements, and a plain language explanation of what they mean for contractors in terms of the necessary network security, detection, response and reporting capabilities;
  • Collateral steps toward compliance, including: meeting subcontract flowdown requirements, structuring subcontract and supplier relationships to properly manage the cybersecurity burden and risk, adopting network security training for employees, and instituting acceptable use and other information technology security policies.

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Online: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM EST

Participants earn 1.5 continuing professional education (CPE) hours.