Small manufacturers are at risk of becoming targets of cyber attacks. Cyber criminals are seeking information including employee and customer records, banking and financial data, and access to larger networks. Small manufacturers are often seen as an easy entry point into larger businesses and government agencies. Start protecting your business with Cybersecurity resources and materials from NIST MEP.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Created through collaboration between industry and government, the Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk.
Learn more about why organizations of all sizes and types should be using NIST’s voluntary Cybersecurity Framework, which is based on existing standards, guidelines, and best practices. Created through collaboration between industry, academia and government, the flexible Framework helps organizations manage their cybersecurity-related risk.
DoD DFARS Compliance — DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements
All Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that process, store or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) must meet the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) minimum security standards by December 31, 2017 or risk losing their DoD contracts.
DFARS Safeguarding riles and clauses, for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit Federal contract information. DFARS provides a set of “basic” security controls for contractor information systems upon which this information resides. These security controls must be implemented at both the contractor and subcontractor levels based on the information security guidance in NIST Special Publication 800-171 “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations.” The DFARS cybersecurity rile and clauses and be found at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/html/current/204_73.htm(link is external)