Important Notice to DLA Suppliers Regarding NIST 800-171 Assessments
An important notice to DLA Suppliers regarding NIST 800-171 Assessments regarding Controlled Unclassified Information and Controlled Technical Information.
In recent years, the call for stringent information security standards for organizations that handle sensitive data has only grown louder. Cyberattacks are now commonplace and are likely to only get worse as technology, and the mechanisms behind it, continue to evolve and change at a rapid pace. If an entity is not prepared for these possibilities, then the results can be catastrophic - a recognized data breach can cause massive damage to a company's reputation, evaporate trust among clients, cost the business jobs or opportunities, and financial loss through theft.
As the potential threat from these cyberattacks continues to grow, increased legislation and requirements to specific cybersecurity standards has become more widespread. Two such information security standards are NIST 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance standards provide excellent guidance to organizations as they begin putting protocols and cybersecurity management best practices in place, ensuring that the company is protecting itself as best it can.
The Smithers Quality Assessment Division is committed to providing expertise, support, and cyber security auditing certification services for both NIST 800-171 and the Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification.
Contact us today to learn more about our cybersecurity services today!
Read the latest releases:
Webinar Date: Friday, October 15th, 2021
Who: Smithers and guest presenter, Vincent Scott, CEO of Defense Cybersecurity Group
There was so much good content that stimulated a bevy of questions, we couldn't cover it all in Part 1 of our webinar - CMMC Document Requirements. So, we're bringing Vincent Scott back to present a Part 2!
The foundation of any strong certification program is documentation, and CMMC is no different. From processes and procedures to written policies and continual improvement plans, thorough documentation helps organizations to build upon their structure and supporting components. For cybersecurity proper and vigilant documentation can support risk decisions, resource acquisition, and what technology is utilized.
Join us as we kick off Part 2, where we'll continue the discussion and answer more of your questions:
Vincent Scott - is a retired Navy Cryptologist and serial entrepreneur who has started two companies, two not for profits, and has more on the way. He currently serves as the CEO of Defense Cybersecurity Group, a cyber consulting company focused on the new DoD Cyber requirements for the Defense Industrial Base where he brings the cyber offensive mindset of his Navy career to cyber defense for US companies. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma State Veteran Entrepreneurship program and holds a number of cyber certifications.
Pen Test: Security Advisory - Real Life Costs
Webinar Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Smithers and guest presenter, Steven Heath,
VP, |Security Services, Intrinium. dive into the
real implications of ignoring penetration testing.
CMMC: Recovery Domain
Webinar Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Smithers and Brandon Flittner, of Perseus,
look at good backup plans and disasters that follow bad ones concerning CMMC.
Conquering the CMMC Mountain
Webinar Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Smithers and Bryan Van Brunt of
VTMB, LLC, look at what it takes to prepare your organization for CMMC.
Discover what key members of the companies surveyed had
to say about their organizations cybersecurity readiness.
Find out the latest answers to some of the most common
questions surrounding the current state of CMMC.