Cyber Requirements and Guidance is meant to protect you as well as the country. It is important because cyber security and information protection is not simple. Cyber Security has many factors to consider depending on the business. The government understands that the businesses need a deeper understanding of what is possible and how cyber warfare and cyber espionage impacts mission. We all need to work to keep our nation safe.
If you are a DoD contractor, you have probably heard of the recent DFARs requirements for cyber security and how they are above and beyond the standard NIST 800-171 compliance framework. Many of the new guidelines are complicated enough to warrant most DoD contracting businesses to dedicate staff to this requirement. This presents a serious challenge to small businesses who often wear multiple hats supporting their work life and do not have specialized cyber security staff to handle these needs.
Let AVATAR help.
AVATAR Computing has extensive cyber security and government compliance experience, leveraging over 15 years of DoD system security support for U. S. Army, Air Force and Navy. AVATAR has not only supported the DoD, but we specialized in supporting the governments efforts in working with commercial industry through technology. This background gives us a great deal of insight into how industry partners work with the DoD and the spectrum of variations that companies have with their business needs versus their government requirements.
NIST 800-171 Was designed to be an overall guidance that would be able to conform to the needs of any business environment whether it was a single person or a multinational Corporation employing hundreds of thousands of people. Because of this the NIST 800-171 guidance is very open ended and requires a serious look at your corporate needs and what aspects of the guidance would be appropriate for those needs. Other factors to consider include:
Avatar has a dedicated staff of cybersecurity experts that can help review and define what your corporate NIST compliance requirements would be. They could help you devise a plan to not only define NIST compliance that is appropriate for your business, but also defend the measures that are being employed. Our compliance experts could also help you draft corporate policy and work with your company to create a corporate culture that supports your compliance needs. Avatar can help you define ongoing training programs that would insure Employee certification and create confidence with your customers that your NIST compliance is an important part of your business.
Technical Implementation and Maintenance:
If you already have a dedicated IT staff or an outsourced Managed Service Provider that you wish to retain, AVATAR can support them to define controls and policy changes that they can implement to align their solutions to the NIST compliance.
If you do not have a dedicated staff, AVATAR Is fully staffed and capable of supporting small to medium sized businesses with a full spectrum of technical solutions and support capabilities, all of which would fall into the implemented NIST compliance adopted by your company.