Cybersecurity for Government Contractors: 5 Keys to Prepare for Cyber Incidents in 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT
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Subject: Federal Contracting

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

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The DFARS new rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services creates all new compliance challenges. 

Every DoD contract put out for bid must include a cybersecurity incident-reporting clause. Once the contract is awarded, that clause must go into action, with every prime and subcontractor implementing the right safeguards, controls, reporting practices and more.

If you don’t meet all these requirements, a single cyber incident in 2017 could expose you to potential contract terminations, or even suspension and debarment. And now that cybersecurity is an “immediate and top priority” for the Trump Administration, you can’t afford to be noncompliant.

Here’s how to protect yourself and prepare.

Register now Cybersecurity for Government Contractors: 5 Keys to Preparing for Cyber Incidents in 2017.

In this 90-minute webinar, partners from Venable’s Government Contracts Group provide expert guidance on what the new DFARS rule on Network Penetration Reporting means to every DoD contractor and subcontractor, especially those providing cloud services to government customers. From the safeguards and controls now required for defense information, to the timeframe for reporting incidents, you’ll learn where and how your current cybersecurity practices and processes must change.

Vital guidance for primes and subcontractors.  The webinar covers practical steps for government contractors, their subcontractors, and suppliers to follow in complying with this new rule. It’s the practical insight necessary for including the right incident reporting clause in every DoD contract put out for bid—and for putting the right measures in place once the contract goes “live.” Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to do all it takes to comply with the new DFARS rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, including how to:

  • Understand the practical requirements of the new rule and the new practices it will take to meet them
  • Prepare your incident response, including steps you’ll need to take in the event of a cyber event
  • Demonstrate adequate information safeguarding—and what controls must be in place
  • Manage compliance up and down the supply chain, including strategies prime and subcontractors can use in negotiating information safeguarding requirements in subcontracts
  • Assess the rule’s impact on cloud computing services and the contractors and subcontractors that provide them to government customers 

Bottom line: the “lessons learned” you’ll take away from this webinar can help you avoid contract terminations, suspension, debarment or even charges of False Claims.  Don’t wait—get the right cyber security precautions and practices in place before you’re involved in an incident.

Register now Cybersecurity for Government Contractors: 5 Keys to Preparing for Cyber Incidents in 2017.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all DOD primes and subs. Attendees who will see the greatest value include:

  • CTOs/CIOs
  • Contract managers/administrators
  • CFOs/Controllers
  • Compliance managers
  • Business owners

FAR Benefit: Augment your compliance training and internal controls programs!

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 52.203-13), entitled Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, requires contractors not represented as small businesses to establish an ongoing business ethics awareness and compliance program, as well as effective internal controls. Participating in this webinar course can augment your company’s code of ethics and training programs by providing specific guidance on contractual obligations. Training can also be a significant part of an internal control system. Sign up today!


Dismas Locaria
Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a partner with the firm's Government Contracts Group. Mr. Locaria's practice focuses on assisting government grant recipients and contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government. Mr. Locaria has extensive experience assisting clients with regulatory and grant/contract term counseling, compliance (including ethics and integrity compliance), responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment and other grant/contracting exclusions. Mr. Locaria has a wealth of knowledge regarding grant regulations, including the application of these regulations to both prime contractors/grant recipients and subcontractors/subgrantees. This knowledge has enabled Mr. Locaria to assist both for-profit and nonprofit organizations with meeting the requirements for becoming a federal grantee or contractor, interpreting the implication of regulatory, grant and contract and terms to clients’ work and operations, evaluating and advising grantees and contractors on intellectual property issues and agreement modifications, among many other issues.

Erik Jones

Erik Jones is a partner in Venable's Washington, DC office, where he helps lead the firm's Congressional Investigations practice and works closely with the State Attorneys General and E-Commerce, Privacy and Data Security practices. He has significant investigatory and policy experience in state and federal government, as well as the private sector. Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Jones was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Investigative Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce under Sen. Jay Rockefeller, where he helped create the Committee's Office of Oversight and Investigations and later served as its lead counsel on cybersecurity matters. Mr. Jones has been especially active at the intersection of law and technology. He played a major role in congressional work on data security and technology issues, taking the lead in drafting and negotiating significant portions of the Cybersecurity Act. He led the Commerce Committee’s survey of cybersecurity practices among Fortune 500 companies and helped push for the establishment of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the public-private partnership for developing cybersecurity standards. He also directed the first federal investigation into the privacy practices of data brokers and managed the Committee’s Internet governance portfolio, which included ICANN’s decision to expand top-level domain names. 

Keir Bancroft
Keir Bancroft provides a range of services to clients throughout the government-contracting sector, addressing the needs of small, mid-sized and large businesses.  Mr. Bancroft’s practice spans federal, state, and local levels.  He counsels commercial and nonprofit clients as they address state-specific acquisition, intellectual property, information security, and trade secrets matters. Within the broad rubric of cybersecurity, Mr. Bancroft specializes in information security and privacy compliance.  He advises clients on compliance with standards promulgated under the Federal Information Security Act (“FISMA”), Federal Information Processing Standards (“FIPS”), the Department of Defense Information Assurance guidelines, the Privacy Act, and similar requirements.  Mr. Bancroft also focuses on national security and industrial security issues arising under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”), including employee security clearance, reporting obligations, and foreign ownership, control, and influence (“FOCI”).  

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