DFARS 252.204-7012 is a regulatory requirement for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) using the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity framework. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will eventually replace NIST 800-171, necessitating an independent accredited body to conduct controls audits and certify full compliance with regulatory requirements.
A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) from CloudZen can provide the technical expertise and strategic guidance needed for DoD contractors and subcontractors to secure CUI within their corporate systems and enforce flow-down requirements. By implementing NIST 800-171 and posting a System Security Plan (SSP) attestation to the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) for federal public record, organizations can address identified risks and remain compliant.
Our CloudZen vCISO-led IT security services help defense contractors maintain DFARS compliance by offering:
- NIST 800-171 CSF support
- Risk Assessment
- Advanced Security Controls
- Data Loss Prevention
- Compliance Reporting
Who Enforces Defense Contractor Compliance?
SPRS serves as a legal attestation of compliance, with potential criminal fines and judgments under the False Claims Act (FCA). A lack of transparency and trust within the Department of Defense presents significant risks to acquiring and maintaining DoD contracts.
Defense contractors required to comply with DFARS regulations can rely on CloudZen’s vCISO experts to protect CUI and ensure ongoing compliance. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our vCISO-led cybersecurity services and take advantage of our free consultation, customized quote, or success stories.