Countdown Begins for Cybersecurity Compliance

Editor’s Note: Security requires more than compliance.

From: Lexology

W. Barron A. Avery | Baker & Hostetler LLP

This month marks an important waypoint for defense contractors subject to the new cybersecurity requirements imposed by the Department of Defense. For contractors subject to the requirements of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (the clause), the deadline for compliance with the clause’s cybersecurity requirements is Dec. 31, 2017, giving covered defense contractors just six months to ensure compliance with the standards prescribed by the clause.

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