Introduction to Cybersecurity and NIST SP800-171 Compliance
8:30 am – Registration / 9:00 – 11:00 am – DoD and DFARS information,
Vermont manufacturers are invited to join VMEC and rbTechnologies for a Introduction to Cybersecurity and NIST SP800-171 Compliance seminar with cybersecurity expert Dave Porcello.
Dave is the founder of Vermont security firm Pwnie Express and inventor of the award-winning Pwn Plug security testing device featured on Good Morning America, NPR, CNN, Forbes, Wired, “Mr. Robot” and winner of SC Magazine’s Innovator of the Year.
Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and frequent, with a reported 4,000 attacks on small businesses every day. It’s no longer optional for manufacturers not to take actions to guard against IT security risks. Manufacturers in defense supply chains, either an OEM or tiered supplier, must comply with DFARS cybersecurity requirements as defined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171. Compliance to the DFARS cybersecurity clause requires having a System Security Plan, an Assessment report, and a Plan of Action with Milestones to address gaps. This requirement went into effect December 31, 2017. While we can’t turn back time, we can help you achieve and maintain compliance going forward, and the first step toward compliance is an assessment of your current IT environment.
This informational seminar will focus on how to get started with a technical assessment of your IT environment against the NIST SP 800-171 controls. Dave’s presentation will examine some of the specific technical security requirements in NIST SP 800-171 and discuss options for testing. This will include a demonstration of specific tools, scanners, and techniques you can use to check these requirements in your IT environment.
Information on ways that manufacturers can complete a full system security assessment, such as self-assessment handbooks and online tools, services available through VMEC with rbTechnologies, and others, will be provided.
Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX), click here.