“Civilian agency contractors should start preparing now for an enhanced cybersecurity proposed rule to prevent gaps or issues when the regulation goes into effect—not to mention it just being good business to have robust cybersecurity protection.” –PilieroMazza PLLC
CMMC is here to stay and civilian peeps, you will soon understand our DOD brethren’s pain. It’s a double edged sword – we all need to be vigilant on cybersecurity, now more than ever. But dang the govt can make it hard. – BOOST
In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, federal contractors are about to face a new wave of enhanced standards. This article by PilieroMazza PLLC delves into the upcoming changes and what they mean for contractors.
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program has been the focal point of cybersecurity obligations for some time. However, the scope is set to broaden, with contractors outside the DOD’s sphere likely to be subject to similar requirements. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) is preparing a rule to standardize cybersecurity requirements across federal agencies.
The article also sheds light on the existing cybersecurity obligations for civilian agency contractors and anticipates the potential impact of the FAR’s cybersecurity obligations. It provides key takeaways for contractors to consider, such as the importance of proactively assessing and improving their cybersecurity hygiene, ensuring compliance with current requirements, and preparing for future compliance scopes.
To understand the full implications of these changes and how to navigate them, read the full article here.