More Cybersecurity Changes Expected for Contractors in 2017

From: The National Law Review

Article By Susan B. Cassidy, Anuj Vohra | Covington & Burling LLP

In 2016, the dangers presented by an increasingly digital world clearly were on display. A cyber-attack using an army of Internet of Things devices interfered with the operations of major commercial websites. And the Presidential Election was plagued with allegations of state-sponsored cybersecurity hacking (for which the Obama Administration just issued sanctions against the Russian government). Cybersecurity threats are unlikely to cede the spotlight in the coming year. Indeed,Marcel Lettre, the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence recently described cybersecurity as a “political, economic, diplomatic and military challenge” that is “evolving and growing more acute over time.”


Some of the key cybersecurity regulatory actions impacting contractors in 2016 included the following:

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