What Exactly is Considered CUI?

What Exactly is Considered CUI?

Signing off contracts with the US Department of Defense, either in the capacity of a contractor or subcontractor, can be highly lucrative. After all, the DoD is an enormous market consisting of around 200,000 organizations that make up the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

5 Ways an MSP Is Your Biggest Compliance Ally

5 Ways an MSP Is Your Biggest Compliance Ally

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Clause 252.204-7012 covers everything contractors must know about safeguarding covered defense information (CDI) and reporting cyber incidents. The Department of Defense (DoD) implemented DFARS 7012 to guide contractors and their suppliers on how to secure CDI that they store, transmit, or process. 

Why Monitoring Is Key to System Integrity

Why Monitoring Is Key to System Integrity

Working as a contractor for the DoD requires compliance with the DFARS 252.204-7012 rules, which are based on the globally recognized NIST 800-171 guidelines. Meeting these rules is not a one-time fix, but rather something that must be maintained with continuous monitoring and improvement. Above all, security must take a proactive stance, in which contractors have the necessary systems and ...