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Cybersecurity Enforcement is on the Rise:
What Small Businesses Need to Know

Webinar • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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The U.S. government’s defense against data breaches and other cybersecurity threats hits contractors with costly requirements—and even costlier consequences for noncompliance. And with a significant uptick in enforcement, your potential for fines (and worse) is growing.

And now, even tougher measures are coming. As the National Defense Authorization Act bills work through Congress, it’s clear the Department of Defense will raise the bar for contractor cybersecurity … significantly. Expect civilian agencies to follow suit.

It’s critical to take actions now that help limit your cybersecurity (and noncompliance) risks while preparing your small business for what’s coming.  Here’s how.

Register now for Cybersecurity Enforcement is on the Rise: What Small Businesses Need to Know.

In this 90-minute webinar, Offit-Kurman federal contracting specialists alert small businesses to how the government is ramping up its defenses against cybersecurity attacks, and what contractors must do to stay compliant and competitive.

Comply now and prepare for even more requirements.  You’ll learn immediate cybersecurity steps that can reduce a small business’s risks amid the uptick in federal enforcement. You’ll also gain an overview of the content--and potential cost--of additional requirements now working their way toward enactment. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert legal guidance you can use immediately to protect your small business from increasingly common pitfalls in cybersecurity compliance, including:

  • Why cybersecurity compliance is critical to staying competitive in the federal marketplace
  • How tightening standards for cybersecurity increase noncompliance risks for government contractors
  • The risks small businesses face when they fail to comply with cybersecurity requirements
  • The most-important cybersecurity requirements now affecting small businesses that contract with the federal government
  • Actions small businesses can take today to limit their liability for cybersecurity noncompliance

Remember, federal contractors will face all-new compliance burdens as the government ramps up its cybersecurity defenses—and enforcement. Don’t miss this opportunity for expert guidance on steps to take now to limit your risks.

Register now for Cybersecurity Enforcement is on the Rise: What Small Businesses Need to Know.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all federal contractors, especially those considered small businesses. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEO, COO, CTO and other executive and management staff
  • Bid Preparation and Pipeline specialists
  • IT Managers and Specialists


Edward DeLisle

Edward DeLisle is Principal and Chair of the Government Contracting Practice Group in Offit Kurman’s Philadelphia office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of federal contracting, construction law, construction litigation and small business procurement and litigation. He has drafted and negotiated construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers and owners. Ed also actively monitors the progress of his clients' construction projects in order to safeguard those rights and remedies to which they are entitled. He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums throughout the area.

Ed counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. He has assisted clients in obtaining certification as small and small disadvantaged businesses at the municipal, state and federal level. He has participated in bid protests involving Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a) set-aside contracts and regularly assists with responding to best-value procurements at the state and federal level. Ed also assists companies, both foreign and domestic, in international disputes involving the United States Government. He is currently representing clients on matters involving Department of Defense work in Afghanistan and has done similar work for clients in Israel.

Andrés Vera

Andrés Vera is an Associate Attorney with Offit Kurman’s Bethesda office. His practice is concentrated on federal contracting and general corporate law. With a focus on small business government contracting, he is well positioned to advise start-ups and small businesses seeking to enter the complex federal procurement landscape. His experience as a former clerk in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Procurement Law allows him to counsel clients on compliance with the agency’s 8(a), HUBZone, Woman-Owned, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) programs. He also advises federal contractors and subcontractors in bid protests, contract disputes with federal agencies, and general corporate administration.  Prior to law school, Andrés was himself a government contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

During law school Andrés clerked at the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the SBA, and the government contracting practice group of DLA Piper. Additionally, he was a legal extern on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and was a student attorney at the National Association of the Deaf.

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