Cybersecurity for Government Contractors

As a federal contractor, you are responsible for protecting government information at your company. All federal contracts contain this responsibility, which is governed by FAR 52.204-21 and NIST (SP) 800-171, Rev 2. Defense contractors have additional requirements under DFARS 252.204-7012.

When you sign a federal contract, you certify that your company complies with current cybersecurity standards. In fact, you may not be eligible to bid for a contact if you cannot demonstrate compliance. You also can lose your contracts if you fail to stay in compliance.[RJ1]  [RJ2]

Defense contractors have additional requirements founds in DFARS 252.204-7012. The base FAR clause is in all federal FAR-based contracts. The DFARS clause is found in DoD contracts. Need to make this distinction. [RJ1]

You may not even win the contract. May not be eligible to participate without a sufficient cybersecurity compliance program in place. [RJ2]

How we can help

To protect government data [RJ1] – and your contracts – you must ensure that your company complies with applicable federal regulations. Call on Left Brain Professionals for practical, affordable cybersecurity guidance. We help small business contractors by:

  • Performing Cybersecurity Compliance Assessments to document your current information security framework and establish your level of compliance.
  • Conducting Risk Assessments and Gap Analyses to pinpoint vulnerabilities and areas of non-compliance.
  • Establishing Systems and Organization Controls to protect sensitive government data.
  • Training you and your staff to set up and maintain cybersecurity systems that comply with government standards.

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