Managing Risks and Complying with DFARS
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST
Deborah Snyder and Sanjay Goel
The federal government has promulgated several regulations to protect public confidential public data as well as national security. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a set of cybersecurity regulations that the Department of Defense (DoD) imposes on external contractors and suppliers. The requirements seem quite straight forward—to provide adequate security and report cyber incidents quickly—but we will discuss the details of what “adequate security” really entails. In the first part of the webinar we will discuss the basic elements of risk analysis, including, assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and controls. In the second half, we discuss the key elements of the DFARS standards from DoD and what organizations need to do to be compliant and to pass a readiness assessment.