Cybersecurity Resources for Manufacturers

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 these Cybersecurity resources and materials from NIST MEP.

DoD DFARS Compliance and
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

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