Inside NIST 800–171: Cyber Requirements and the Risk of Non-Compliance

A year after contractors were required to secure Defense Department data that resides on their networks, there is still confusion and misunderstanding about what contractors must do to comply with the cyber mandate known as 800-171. The crux of the requirement is that contractors must be able to show that their networks can securely house the non-classified but sensitive DOD data that contractors have on their networks in order to carry out work for their defense customers. It also is important to remember that while this is a DOD mandate, the expectation is that it will spread and will be a requirement for other agencies. They’ll be asking companies to prove their networks are secure.

In this webcast you’ll understand what the 800-171 standard means and what steps companies should be taking to comply. Including:

  • The consequences of not complying, such as cancelling a contract, breach of contract lawsuits and in the extreme cases, criminal prosecution for fraud.
  • The internal processes and procedures needed for full compliance, as well as, the needed security posture of your partners.
  • Tips and best practices from our experts in the field who have guided companies through this process and have helped identify potential risks in their cybersecurity posture and have advised them how to mitigate those risks.
  • And much more, including, a Q&A session moderated by Washington Technology Editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman.


Martin (Marty) Fischer, Director of DoD Agencies & Combatant Commands, Tripwire

Thomas (Tom) Taylor, Sr. Account Manager for FSIs, Tripwire


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